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Downtown Athens, GA


Classic Entertainment presents the 2022-2023 Broadway Entertainment Series at The Classic Center Theatre. To celebrate 25 years of Broadway entertainment in Athens, this upcoming season will include five of the most show-stopping titles hitting the stage. 

Get ready to laugh and let the good times roll at Tootsie. Journey to the past and embark on an epic adventure with Anastasia. Kick-off the holiday season with faith, family, and rock and roll classics at Million Dollar Quartet Christmas. Join Elle Woods to defy the odds at Legally Blonde - The Musical! Razzle-dazzle 'em at the 25th anniversary tour of Chicago. Make the most of the season by reserving your tickets for season add-ons The Blue Man Group On Tour and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis.

  Season tickets range from $125.00 - $360.00. Single tickets range from $25.00 - $80.00.
 Patrons now have the opportunity to make the best deal of the season even more accessible with our flexible payment plans. Choose your favorite option at checkout, or contact our Ticket Office for more information. 



October 4, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony® Award-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony® Award-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg).

This performance contains strong language which may be offensive to some viewers and/or inappropriate for children. 



November 2, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

From the Tony® Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia is the new Broadway musical that’s “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer). This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.


Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

December 12, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and Sun Records is just that for rock ‘n’ roll newcomers and soon to be legends – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. In a fortuitous twist of fate, all four musicians stop by their famous Memphis recording studio alma mater the same wintry evening, unbeknownst to them that they had the front seat to a revolution.  Million Dollar Quartet Christmas brings that momentous homecoming to life with an electrifying tale of family, nostalgia, faith, humor, heart break, and revelry. Journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future, jam packed with unforgettable performances of classic holiday hits and favorite chart toppers such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Christmas,” and more.


Legally Blonde - The Musical!

March 27, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde – The Musical! follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be BOTH legally blonde AND the smartest person in the room. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her ingenuity and charm to get into Harvard too. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde warms the heart by proving that self-discovery never goes out of style!



May 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

After 25 years, Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary —you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still...Chicago

Make the most of your Broadway experience by adding on one (or more!) of our additional productions. 


The Blue Man Group On Tour

October 26, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group, and now it’s your turn! It’s everything you know and love about Blue Man Group—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity, and quirky comedy—the men are still blue, but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

November 18, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.
The Classic Center Theatre

The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been Americas favorite holiday tradition for over 35 years! Grammy® Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics in the distinctive Mannheim sound. The program celebrates the groups recent anniversary of 35 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  

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
Classic Conversations

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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!

Join the Legacy

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.

A Special Thank You to our 2022-2023 Broadway Entertainment Series Sponsors

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