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Opening This Weekend: Back to Broadway
For the safety of our community, Town & Gown requires all cast and crew members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All audience members attending in-person shows will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask whenever inside the theater.
Back to Broadway
Writer: Various
Director: Don Smith
Musical Director: Jonathan Sparks
September 24 to October 3, 2021

(Streaming tickets available for September 30 through October 3, 2021)

Back to Broadway is a new musical revue featuring the best of contemporary musical theatre. You’ll recognize songs from familiar favorites like “Chicago” and “A Chorus Line”, hear tunes from lesser known shows like “Dogfight” and “The Drowsy Chaperone”, and get ready for Broadway’s reopening with songs from shows returning to the stage this fall like “Hadestown”, “Waitress”, and “Come From Away”. The cast includes an array of local talents: Beth Crowley, Josh Darnell, Drew Doss, Matt Hardy, Sam Hopkins, Amy Miller, Heather Pillsbury, Hallie Potenza, Jordan Richey, Don Smith, and Leslie Whitehead-O’Neal with musical direction by Jonathan Sparks.

Covid Information: 

For the safety of our community, Town & Gown requires all cast and crew members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All audience members attending in-person shows will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask whenever inside the theater.  

Back to Broadway is presented by T&G with performances held  September 24 and 25 and September 30 to October 2 at 8:00pm and September 26 and October 3 at 2:00 pm at the Athens Community Theater (115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601). Tickets are $12-$20 and can be purchased online at There will be no onsite ticket sales. The performance will also be offered as a streaming ticket available September 30 to October 3.

Purchase Town & Gown 2022 Season Flex Passes

Open auditions for the Town & Gown Players’ upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be held September 27 and 28, 2021 at 7 PM. 
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Rehearsals for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will begin in October. Performance dates are December 3-12, 2021.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact
Directed by Melanie Marty
Covid Information: 
For the safety of our community, Town & Gown requires all cast and crewmembers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 
Town & Gown wishes to thank all its corporate sponsors! We appreciate your supporting the arts in our community!
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Superior Car Care
Matt Hardy Photography
Independence Medical Services

If your business is interested in sponsoring Town & Gown, please go to the "Giving" tab on our website

Town & Gown Second Stage
Athens Vignettes: A Dialogue with the African American Community

Writer: Roshaunda McLean
Director: Freda Scott Giles
October 15-17 & 22-24

Playwright Roshaunda McLean has taken interviews with Athens community members and turned them into three scenes that express views from the African American community in Athens about the Baldwin Hall burial site, the loss of Linnen Town and the relationship (or lack thereof) between the African American segment of town and the UGA gown.  Each scene will be performed and then discussed with the audience.  There is hope that the community will feel listened to and heard, and that a new day of relationship is dawning.  Actors will come from the Town and Gown family and from the Athens community.

Second Stage shows often feature new or local playwrights and properties, and are performed in the same space as our Mainstage series.  Second Stage Series productions operate on a small budget and have only one or two weeks in the theater. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for second stage contact

It's been a long time but we are looking for usher help for the upcoming performances of Back to Broadway- A Musical Review. To attend a Town & Gown performance, all volunteers and audience members must provide proof of vaccination, with the final shot occurring 2 weeks before the performance they wish to attend.  Also, you will need to wear a mask while indoors.

The Board Member on Duty will be checking vaccination cards for these performances so we would need a vaccinated usher to help guide guests to their seats. If you meet these requirements and would like to help please sign up at the following link.


For further information contact Front of House
2021 Board Meetings

October 17 at Noon, Membership Meeting 
Voting for the 2022 Executive Slate is now open, if you are a member and have not received a ballot or would like to join or renew, contact membership.

2022 Executive Slate:
President: Narke Norton
Vice President: Beth Kozinski
Treasurer: Christine Carpenter
Secretary: Sarah Sapinksi

All current T&G Members are welcome and encouraged to attend Board meetings. To receive a link to the meeting or check your membership status, 
By becoming a member of our volunteer organization you have the perks of receiving a voucher valid for 12 months for one free ticket to any Players performance each time you work in cast or crew of a Players production, admission to all Players productions at the lowest published ticket price, and the right to vote in elections, hold office, and serve on committees. Membership is just $20 a year.

Email with any questions.

The board is seeking volunteers to assist with publicity, committee work, and website maintenance.

Contact Nathan Altman at
2020-21 Town & Gown Board Members
President: Nathan Altman

Vice President: Ron Alexander

Secretary: Christine Carpenter
Treasurer: Narke Norton

Facilities: Jonathan Sparks

Publicity: OPEN
Second Stage: Virginia Simmons

Front of House: Eddie Nadeau and Anna Reynolds

Membership: Stacy Smith

Development: Ed Long
Season Tickets: Mir Kamin
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