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Georgia Ensemble Theatre announces 2011-2012 lineup
Georgia Ensemble Theatre announces 2011-2012 lineup

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, has announced its lineup for the 2011-2012 season.

Robert J. Farley, founding artistic director, announced the season at the Thursday, Apr. 7 production of Forbidden Broadway.

"I am so looking forward to celebrating Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 19th season of professional theatre with this truly entertaining and outstanding lineup," Farley said. "We had nearly 1,000 subscribers renew before we even announced the 2011-12 season. I am thrilled that we have chosen a season of comedies and musicals that are certain to delight our loyal subscriber audience and theatregoers who love visiting us from throughout Georgia."

In true GET fashion, the selections are sure to inspire and entertain, making for another stellar year at the theatre.

September 1-18, 2011
Panhandle Slim and the Oklahoma Kid
By Jeff Daniels

Return to the Wild West of days gone by in this charming, fresh new comedy from Broadway and film star Jeff Daniels. Panhandle Slim, an ornery and vagrant outlaw, and a singing cowboy known as the Oklahoma Kid get into all kinds of misadventures as they try to live by the cowboy code, arguing the virtues of mayhem, music, true love and the meaning of life.

November 3-20, 2011
Glimpses of the Moon
Book & Music by Tajlei Levis, Music by John Mercurio

This sophisticated song and dance extravaganza is set during the topsy-turvy whirl of the Roaring 20s and features a story of marrying for love -- or at least for the love of money. This delightful Jazz Age newcomer is evocative of the popular musicals of yesteryear.

January 5-22, 2012
Becky's New Car
By Steven Dietz

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age and middle management with no prospects for change -- until a socially inept millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where she works and offers Becky an enticing new life. Audiences are invited to ride shotgun for this thoroughly inventive, touching and wickedly funny comedy.

February 23-March 11, 2012
The Foreigner
By Larry Shue

The Foreigner uses every comedy device in the book, which means it could quite possibly be the funniest American play ever written. Charlie's shyness renders him helpless in conversation. When a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia mountain lodge that he is an exotic foreigner and speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing more -- much more -- than he should.

April 12-29, 2012
Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical Show
Conceived by William Meade, Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.

This barn-burner of a musical celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash. It will feature many of loyal GET audiences' favorite singers and musicians, who plan to make Ring of Fire an extraordinary theatrical event.

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre is located within the Roswell Cultural Arts Center (950 Forest Street, 30075).