Upcoming Events at The Classic Center Theatre

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David Sedaris
December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Tickets are on sale now!

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

For five years, the Tony and GRAMMY Award®-winning Beautiful: Carole King Musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with "Tapestry," Beautiful takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember – and a story you’ll never forget.

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LeAnn Rimes: You and Me and Christmas
December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Classic Entertainment presents internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and songwriter, LeAnn Rimes. Appearing for one night only at The Classic Center Theatre on December 10, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. 

At the young age of 35, she has sold more than 44 million units globally, won 2 GRAMMY® Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 2 World Music Awards, 3 Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award, and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won "Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient to take home a GRAMMY® Award. 

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National Ballet Theater of Odessa, Ukraine represents The Nutcracker
December 21, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. & December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

The Nutcracker is a treasure holiday fairy tale that follows a young girl's journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers - and an army of mice! Set to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, you'll hear all of your favorites: "Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," "Waltz of the Snowflakes," and much more!  

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Travis Tritt
January 16, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a special evening with CMA and GRAMMY®️ award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt, on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at The Classic Center Theatre located in Downtown Athens. 

Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. During this up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences, Tritt will be performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.

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January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — shows Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award®️-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time GRAMMY®️ nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award®️ winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

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Drew and Ellie Holcomb
February 13, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m.

Husband and wife duo Drew and Ellie Holcomb are bringing their soul-lifting music to The Classic Center Theatre on February 13, 2020. This exciting collaborative event unites the couple once more on stage for an unforgettable performance. 

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Napoleon Dynamite
February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

The beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite was made almost 15 years ago. Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story, and most importantly the dialogue makes Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of a generation. 

This unique event includes a full screening of the movie, followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro). Come laugh, reminisce, and, of course, eat tater tots.

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CelticWoman Celebration - 15 Years

Celtic Woman
March 8, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

The GRAMMY®-nominated and multiplatinum group Celtic Woman celebrates its 15th anniversary with the Celtic Woman Celebration tour. 

The four fantastic Celtic Woman soloists Tara McNeill, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and Megan Walsh touch the hearts of a global audience with the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love, and stories of dancing that bring a piece of Ireland to audiences everywhere.

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Escape to Margaritaville
March 18, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. 

With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (Survivors Remorse, Shameless) Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "It will knock your flip-flops off!" So don't let the party start without you.

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An American in Paris
April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.


In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards®️ and inspired by the Academy Award®️-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”

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Jerry Seinfeld
April 17, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, comes to The Classic Center in Athens, GA, to perform his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.

His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform both nationally and internationally.

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Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Extended hours on event days
Closed on home UGA gamedays