$12.50 – $18.50

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - Be a Lion

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

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3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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"Best described as Hamilton meets Motown in Oz!"



Synopsis: Be A Lion, a sequel to The Wiz, answers the question, what happens now? After Dorothy clicked her heels and found her way home, Oz was left without a leader. Total chaos takes over. A second-generation evil monkey witch rightfully named “Damneesha” manages to seize all of OZ. Her mission is to avenge the murder of her mother.

Who better to restore order in the Emerald City than The Lion? Be A Lion is fun for the entire family. We are introduced to new characters as well as the familiar ones. Seventeen original sing along songs that stay with you beyond the performance. A magical experience that’s like taking the singers from Motown and Hamilton and putting them in Oz!

Written by: Rory D. Sheriff

Directed by: Rory D. Sheriff

Produced by: BNS Productions

City of Origin: Charlotte, NC

Suitability: Family Friendly (recommended for all ages)

Genre: Musical/Drama with Music

Booking Info: http://www.brandnewsheriff.com



ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

There’s nothing more engaging than absorbing the sultry sounds of an eclectic voice when it is combined with words from an alluring and profound mind. Triple-threat Rory D. Sheriff has something special to offer for your eyes, your ears and your mind. Author, actor and Playwright, Rory has skillfully and uniquely set himself as a cut above the rest. By commingling his talent of satisfying all of the senses, Rory has elevated the artistry of romance and drama in written form.

As a world traveler, Rory attributes his time in the U.S. Army, and the experiences he gained by living in various cities and countries, as the catalyst for his broad perspective on life, love and adventure. Often penning his thoughts just as a means of expression, in doing so, Rory discovered his first passion for poetry and creative written expression. Simple thoughts inspired by life soon were cultivated into notebooks full of lyric prose, influenced by the works of authors and playwrights such as Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson and Tyler Perry. Rory chased his dream of entertaining readers with his unique story telling style and released his debut steamy novel, Get N’ Serious.

Rory went on to pen 4 plays, 4 novels and 3 short films. He debut his first musical, Be a Lion in 2013. Be a Lion has been getting rave revues across the nation including an offer to perform in South Africa. His second play is true and dear to his heart. The 2016 Chicago’s a Taste of Theater award winning play Boys to Baghdad is loosely based off of his experience of joining the Army and serving in Desert Shield/Storm.

Rory has attended Temple University and Central Piedmont Community College where he majored in Business and Theater. An initial internship at Philadelphia’s Power 99 where he was mentored by one of the station’s most familiar voices better known as “Golden Boy,” followed by a thirteen-year career in the radio industry, laid the foundation for him to create a well-recognized name in the arts community. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC. Rory plans to pull the fascination from his sleeve once again with the debut of two forthcoming stage plays, “Henry” and “Speak Easy.”


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The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is committed to providing a world-class experience for you, our guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.

Late seating is NOT permitted. Visit AtlantaBTF.org for a full schedule and details.





PLAN YOUR VISIT/FAQs

What is your late seating policy? Doors open 15 minutes prior to each show. VIP GUESTS and PRIORITY EXPRESS ticket holders are admitted first, immediately followed by General Admission. Please arrive early. LATE SEATING IS NOT PERMITTED.

What about parking? Parking is plentiful and free. YES, FREE!

What are the box office hours? NEW! The Box Office is open for your convenience 4pm - 8pm daily (NEW HOURS!) during the festival. Tickets are available online 24/7 at abtf.eventbrite.com

Are tickets available online? Yes! In fact, you can save more by purchasing your tickets online. You can either 1.PRINT your tickets at home or 2.PRESENT the bar code on your phone at the door. CAUTION: Duplicates will be voided. Save money by purchasing your tickets online.

What methods of payments are accepted? We accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS only. Due to safety and security reasons, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Are discount tickets available? Yes! Group organizers of 10+, please email us for special rates: atlbtf@yahoo.com. Group rates for four (4) or more tickets are available on the ticket page and varies for each show.

Does the festival have a dress code? No, not really. Most people dress causal and comfortable. Some may step it up a bit in the evening. NOTE: Auditoriums are temperature controlled for the comfort of the majority — please dress according to your personal preference.

Do you have any dining suggestions? Dining is available on site at the BackStage Cafe where you can enjoy delicious, light southern fare. Some our café favorites include grilled wings, gourmet sandwiches, home-made potato salad, and fried fish! Vegetarian options are also available.

What about shopping? THE BEST! You can visit our popular International Vendor's Market for one-of-a-kind selections from our local artisans and vendors. In fact, we encourage you to get an early start on your Christmas shopping with our version of #BlackFriday special discounts and offers.

Is there a host hotel nearby? Yes! We have negotiated a discount rates with two host hotels. Visit AtlantaBTF.org/hotels for more information.

What if I leave something in the theatre, where is the lost and found? Personal items found in the theatre are kept in Guest Relations. Please check there first.

What is your policy on the use of electronics? NO STRICTLY, NO — using devices with screens (and particularly ones that also make sounds) disrupts the cast and other patrons (they are very visible from the stage). We suggest you power off everything before entering the theatre. We reserve the right to dismiss anyone caught using an electronic device.

Social Media Exception: We absolutely hope that you tweet/share/text everyone you know after the performance to let them know what a wonderful time!

Can you accommodate people with disabilities? Yes, we have wheelchair access for those who are in wheelchairs. Ask Guest Relations for assistance if needed.

What is your refund policy? All sales are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, tickets can be exchanged as credit for another show. Stop by the Box Office or Guest Relations for assistance. There is a $2 exchange fee.

What about smoking? Smoking is NOT allowed in OR outside of the building including bathrooms, theatre, cafe, patios or lobby at any time. That includes e-cigarettes.

We are committed to providing a world-class experience for you and your guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

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3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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