THE OVERTURE SERIES
Home of the southeast's only
We started The Overture Series in 2020 with the hopes of bringing a new medium of musical theatre to Atlanta. With the support of Cobb PARKS, the series began with a four show line-up, each show with one performance only. Our goal was to produce rarely done shows in Atlanta. With the one-show model, we could give this town a taste of these never-produced musicals.
For the artists involved, it was a very quick process. Rehearsals for these single performances would range from five to ten days. This also provided opportunities to artists who could rarely commit to the typical lengthy runs of shows. We had one shot to get it right and it usually turned out to be a memorable evening for all. When the pandemic forced us to put a bookmark in our inaugural season, we pivoted to streaming performances. Since the start of the pandemic, Cobb PARKS and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre have produced five streaming performances, gaining a nationwide following.
In 2021, we returned to the stage for in-person performances and sold out houses. The popularity of The Overture Series has grown and we've been able to expand to multiple performances for each concert. Every season, going forward, will have a mix of streaming and in-person shows to appeal to our broadened audiences. What started out with concerts with books on music stands and minimal production elements has blossomed into a special and full theatre experience for artists and patrons.