221-22 Broadway Entertainment Series

Classic Entertainment presents the 2021-22 Broadway Entertainment Series at The Classic Center Theatre. Don't be afraid to dream big this season, because we guarantee these shows have been worth the wait! Escape into the iconic romance and drama of An Officer and a Gentleman. Revisit the most successful music duo of all time with The Simon & Garfunkel Story. And dance along with the Tony Award-winning Hairspray. While waiting for live shows to return, we've renovated our Theatre and transitioned to mobile ticketing to welcome you back in style and with convenience. New season ticket packages will be available in August. Stay tuned!

An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman
December 13, 2021


Based on the Oscar®-winning film starring Richard Gere, An Officer and a Gentleman is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Featuring the Grammy Award®-winning, #1 hit single “Up Where We Belong,” and a score based on the 1980’s catalogue of music that gave voice to a generation, the live stage production is a new adaptation by multiple Tony Awards® nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), based on the original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart. The musical is directed by Scanlan with choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin). 

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger…until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves. An Officer and a Gentleman is a sweeping romance that lifts you up where you belong.  

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

February 1, 2022


Now seen in 50 countries worldwide, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a critically acclaimed concert-style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time.  

Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting, and a full live band, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more. This is a show not to be missed!

You can't stop the beat - Hairspray

Hairspray
March 15, 2022


You Can’t Stop the Beat!  Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour!  Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?  

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). 

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring Hairspray to a new generation of theatre audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

Perks of Being a Season Ticket Holder

  • 10% discount on season tickets
  • Series exchange privileges - Can't make it to a show? No problem!
  • Presales to other Theatre shows
  • Presale for parking at The Classic Center
  • Classic Conversations

Email our friendly Ticketing Office staff at Tickets@ClassicCenter.com for more information.

Classic Conversations

Join us for an educational talk before each Broadway Entertainment Series show to enhance your experience throughout the season!

Musical Theatre Historian, Kristin Pressley, will lead a discussion before each show to help you view the show from another perspective.

Following Classic Conversations, there will be an exclusive Member Reception for Center Stage Society members. Enjoy a meal and a private room throughout show by becoming a member today!

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Kristin Pressley

Our Sponsors


We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our valued sponsors who are making this entertainment season at The Classic Center Theatre possible. We could not fulfill our mission without these community-minded partners. Please support those who support us, and who have made a commitment to ensure the arts always have a home in downtown Athens.

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