Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center announces inaugural season

It’s time to make plans for the all-new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. The new venue will open its doors this summer for its inaugural season, which will include performances by a variety of artists, kicked-off by a twelve-day opening celebration in August.

The Opening Celebration will introduce patrons to the diverse line-up of entertainment they can expect to experience at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, along with free activities that will be fun for the whole family. The 2018-2019 season will continue with a diverse blend of programming featuring various concerts, dance, theater, comedy, and family entertainment.

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul believes incorporating and supporting the arts is an integral facet of creating a strong community. “Involvement in the arts, whether visual, theatre, or music, creates tiny threads that draw people in, sparks imagination and fosters a sense of community.  Also, through art, we can tell stories. We expect you’ll find our inaugural season rich with tales that intrigue, excite and simply entertain.  This year – and into the future – we will deliver variety and diversity in an assortment of performances, all intended to entice you back again and again.”

The Performing Arts Series will be the Center’s flagship performance series, hosting ten events across varying genres including dance, theater, music, and comedy. The Speaker Series will feature presentations by notable figures and thought leaders from a range of disciplines. The National Geographic Live Series will introduce the audience to today’s leading explorers, scientists, and photographers, with thought-provoking presentations that will enthrall attendees with tales of exploration from big cats in Asia to big rocks on Mars.

In addition to these events, the Sandy Spring Performing Arts Center’s Affiliate Groups will present an array of programs throughout the year. These organizations include the City Springs Theatre Company, the Atlanta Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre, and the Atlanta Opera. Patrons can also expect ongoing announcements of new shows by concert promoters that will be added to the performance schedule throughout the year.  The Center’s Arts Education program will include diverse offerings for students of all ages.

The public is encouraged to visit the website for updates and to follow the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center on social media (Facebook & Twitter @CitySprings | Instagram @VisitCitySprings). Dates and full event descriptions are available online at citysprings.com. Subscription packages will go on sale Friday, June 1, 2018, and single tickets will be available starting June 22, 2018. Patrons can purchase tickets at the City Springs box office (Monday- Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm), by calling (770) 206-2022, or online at citysprings.com.

Opening Celebration

National Night Out
August 7, 2018, at 6 pm, City Green

City Springs Day
August 11, 2018, activities all day, City Green, Studio Theatre and Byers Theatre

Branford Marsalis Quartet
August 11, 2018, at 8 pm., Byers Theatre

Concerts by the Springs After Party (featuring surprise guest artist)
August 12, 2018, 8:30 pm, CityView Terrace

National Geographic Live!
Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards
August 14, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Joe Gransden Big Band, featuring Landau Eugene Murphy
August 16, 2018, at 8:30 pm, Studio Theatre

Steinway Celebration
August 17, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Sutton Foster
August 18, 2018, 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel
August 19, 2018, Time TBA, Byers Theatre

Performing Arts Series

Branford Marsalis Quartet (part of the pre-season opening events)
August 11, 2018, at 8 pm., Byers Theatre

Sutton Foster (part of the pre-season opening events)
August 18, 2018, 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Late Night Tailgate
October 11, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir
October 25, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
November 1, 2018, at 8pm, Byers Theatre

Boston Brass: Christmas Bells are Swingin’
December 22, 2018, at 8pm, Byers Theatre

City Springs New Years Celebration
With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed

December 31, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Followed by a late night party with the Joe Gransden Big Band

December 31, 2018, at 10 pm, Studio Theatre

Simone Dinnerstein, piano, and Matt Haimovitz, cello
January 29, 2019, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
February 1 and 2, 2019, at 8 pm, Studio Theatre

Cirque Éloize: Saloon
February 5, 2019, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Speaker Series

Colonel (R) Jill W. Chambers
September 22, 2018, at 3 pm, Studio Theatre

DEA Narcos”:  Steve Murphy and Javier Peña
October 16m 2018, at 8 pm, Studio Theatre

Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel
April 3, 2019, 2018, at 8 pm, Studio Theatre

National Geographic Live! Series

Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards
August 14, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Kobie Boykins: EXPLORING MARS
March 14, 2019, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Mireya Mayor: PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE
May 6, 2019, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre

Affiliate Programming

City Springs Theatre Company

42nd Street, September 14-23, 2018, Byers Theatre

Elf the Musical, December 7-16, 2018, Byers Theatre

South Pacific, March 8-17, 2019, Byers Theatre

Billy Elliot, May 3-12, 2019, Byers Theatre

Hairspray, July 12-21, 2019, Byers Theatre

Roswell Dance Theatre

The Nutcracker

November 23 – December 2, 2018

Byers Theatre

Atlanta Ballet

Repertoire to be announced

April 12-14, 2019

Byers Theatre

The Atlanta Opera

Repertoire to be announced

May 17-19, 2019

Byers Theatre

 

*Cover photo: Eyal Hirsch

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