Arts

Drama

Our award-winning drama program is second to none.

GAC's King’s Gate Theatre program develops and stretches our dramatic arts students, enhancing poise, presence, and vocal expertise -- critical training for every student whatever the ultimate career path. Our alumni work from coast to coast in all areas of the theatre -- from script writing to technical arts to performance in front of the footlights. 

Our program has won 18 state championships (Georgia High School Association and Georgia Theatre Conferences) and our student actors have repeatedly won the highly-respected Shuler Hensley Awards for High School Musical Theatre.

The Sara D. Williams Fine Arts Center holds the state-of-the art Clif Jones Theatre which seats an audience of 400. The 2017-18 season includes these productions: 

Antigone
Christmas at GAC  
My Fair Lady
The Follies
Visions Showcase
A Celebration of Women  
Singing in the Rain

My Fair Lady

2017-18 King's Gate Theatre Season

List of 7 items.

  • Antigone

    The Story:
    One of the greatest, most moving tragedies, Antigone was written by Sophocles at the height of his powers.  This modern version adapted by Jean Anouilh continues to have meaning for us because of its important themes: the conflict of ideas; the struggle between the individual conscience and the authority of the state; the opposition of male and female natures; and the nature of human suffering.  The play’s parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative. This play takes us to a land ravaged by civil war.  When King Creon issues an edict that all rebels killed in battle shall be left to rot, Antigone, whose brother was a rebel, chooses to rise up and defy a king. 

    Performances are scheduled for October 3, 5, and 8.
    The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students. 
     
     
  • Freshmen Follies

    Showcase night for Drama 1 and Drama 2.  Centered around the theme of love, these theater students will perform scenes, songs, and musical theater numbers to entertain and inspire.
  • Visions Showcase

    An original production by VISIONS, the musical theater group, featuring songs, dance, and a creative dramatic presentation.


  • Sweet Scenes - Dinner Theatre

    Come and join the Dramatic Images group as they present their original scenes. Following the show, awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Scene, and Best Dessert will be announced.


  • My Fair Lady

    The Story:
    In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.
  • A Celebration of Women

    This Showcase of the Images theater class celebrates great theatrical moments for Women, whether it be the humorous “Right Hand Man” from Something Rotten, to “Your Father’s Son” from Ragtime, or beautiful monologues and scene from notable plays, this showcase highlights great moments in theater and the great talents of this Advanced Theater class.
  • Singing in the Rain

    The Story:
    A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.
     
     
    With The Jazz Singer premiere making Hollywood frantic, the studios are forced to suddenly change all the movie-making rules at once, to accommodate sound. In doing so, they leave silent pictures -- and some of their stars -- behind. When Monumental Studios turns silent The Dueling Cavalier into The Dancing Cavalier, a musical picture, in order to stay relevant, they are faced with a problem: their star, Lina Lamont can’t sing, and can’t even really talk. Lina’s voice sounds something like nails on a chalkboard. Enter Kathy Selden, an aspiring actress whose dulcet tones are able to cover Lina Lamont’s, and so the trouble begins.  Singin' in the Rain includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers, and love songs ever written, including “Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” and - of course - the show-stopping dance number, “Singin’ in the Rain: 
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