Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Access the Arts at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Your Day To Secure Your Best Deals and Your Best Seats For The Shows You Love!

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will open its doors on Sunday, August 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to offer the performing arts lover the opportunity to obtain information and purchase subscriptions for the 2011/2012 season presented by the Centre’s three resident companies, Gas South Broadway Series, The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet. Each resident company will have special “Access the Arts” subscription offers available only at this two-day event. Additionally, the event offers arts patrons an opportunity to visit the venue and “test-drive your seats” in the theatre.

The special “Access the Arts” offers from the resident company are:

· Gas South Broadway Series will offer a complimentary ticket to the Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday show for every subscription purchased at the event.

· The Atlanta Opera will waive the $15.00 handling fee when purchasing a series.

· Atlanta Ballet season subscribers will receive a limited edition Atlanta Ballet poster from the Charlie McCullers “Steel Toes” collection. Full premiere series package buyers will additionally receive 50% off all add-on performances, including Belk Presents Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Attendees will enjoy a festive atmosphere, entertainment, giveaways, food and beverage sampling from the Centre’s own Executive Chef, M.G. Farris and the following local restaurants: Sunday – Cinco Restaurants, Copeland’s, Ted’s Montana Grill; Monday – Cinco Restaurants, Copeland’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, P. F. Chang’s, Crepe Revolution Restaurant, and Sip Wine at Riverside.

Sunday will also feature fun, family friendly activities including:

The Atlanta Opera will be presenting live stage combat demonstrations by stage combat expert, Marcus Durham. Guests will also have the opportunity to see how characters from our 2011-2012 season will be brought to life through stage-make-up demonstrations by make-up artist, Aida Scuffle.

Gas South Broadway Series will offer two fun opportunities, storytelling time with Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, one of the four Broadway shows of the 2011 – 2012 season and a chance dress up in costumes from this season’s shows and have a complimentary photo taken.

ArtsBridge will feature Alice telling the beloved children’s story Alice in Wonderland, one of the offerings of the ArtsBridge education program for students.

Atlanta Ballet will provide a sampling of dance with a Hip Hop Class by Anwar Nasir and an introduction to ballet class taught by a member of the teaching staff of the Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education

Attendees will also be able to register for the Grand Prize drawing that includes tickets to opening night of each of the four shows of the Gas South Broadway Series, and a pair of tickets to one performance of the Atlanta Ballet, and one production of The Atlanta Opera at the Centre. Once attendees have registered, they need not be present at the time of the drawing to win.

Self -parking at the Centre for this event will be free. For the latest information please visit, www.cobbengerycentre.com or call 770.916.2800.

About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a $145 million, state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational performances, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts three resident companies, Gas South Broadway Series, The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet. The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. Ballroom and other meeting spaces, 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck, and full-service food and beverage capabilities. The Centre, part of the Cobb-Galleria complex, is governed by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority. Additional information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is available at www.cobbenergycentre.com.

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