Upcoming Events at The Classic Center Theatre
A Bronx Tale
November 11, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Three years ago, Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and Tony Award® nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical - based on Palminteri’s true life story.
A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.
Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Award® nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
November 17, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Do you remember the first time you heard “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”? Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest-running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry!
Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again - Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE - "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!"
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
An American in Paris
April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.
ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!
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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