For the last two summers, Horizon’s sold-out musicals Avenue Q and The Toxic Avenger were rollicking fun parties in the Park, playing to thousands who came to picnic, play and watch fantastic professional musical theatre in Piedmont Park. “These shows were so amazing and special for the last two summers – audiences of all ages and types came together for a truly unique Atlanta experience. There is just nothing else like it - live performance under the stars. And it’s free!” says Lisa Adler, Horizon’s Co-Artistic/Producing Director. “Nobody Loves You was another runaway hit for Horizon in our Little Five Points home this spring. It’s just so much fun – upbeat, smart, sexy, silly, and even romantic with a hugely energetic and talented cast, fantastic music and a live band. Everyone leaves smiling every night, so it’s another perfect show to bring together Atlantan’s in the heart of our city under the sky and treetops this summer.”
Full of clever humor and a catchy pop score, Nobody Loves You is guaranteed to have the audience laughing on the green. In its spring run at Horizon, Atlanta INtown called it “hugely entertaining,” while ArtsATL said it was “both funny and pretty sexy!” Audiences raved that “it was the best show I’ve seen in Atlanta,” and “I laughed for two straight hours.” The Bachelorette meets Big Brother and Unreal in this hit musical comedy about singles looking for love on the reality TV show, “Nobody Loves You”. Along the way, we hit all the high points – tearful confessionals, the steamy Hot Tub Room, the Crush Ceremony, and explosive truths in the Minefield Tango. Take a behind-the-scenes ride through the intimate and gut-wrenching quest for love while millions of viewers watch!
Thanks to a major grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation, a supporting grant from the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation and a partnership with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Horizon continues for the third year the tradition begun by Georgia Shakespeare of bringing free professional theatre to Piedmont Park this summer, giving new audiences a chance to experience Horizon. “Our mission is to connect people, inspire hope and promote positive change through the stories of our times – and this gives us the chance to do that on a larger scale and with great joy.” said Adler. “There has been a huge influx of new residents in town, and this is the perfect show to introduce them to the amazing work they will find at Horizon and our other professional Atlanta theatres and the talented theatre artists who are thriving here.”
Park performances will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 14-17 with pre-show starting at 7:30 PM, and audiences will provide their own blanket or low beach chair. Grounds open for picnicking at 6 PM. Free General Admission and $15 Reserved Seating Section Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. General admission tickets will be available for free for each performance, but must be reserved online in advance. Reserved Seating section tickets are $15 (plus a small service charge) and get you in the reserved seating area up close to the stage. Arrive at your leisure early or at the last minute and walk past the crowds to come right down front! Limited Table Seating Tickets close to the stage on the sides are $35 ($200 for a table of 6). Tickets are available online only at www.horizontheatre.com. Audiences will bring their print-at-home or mobile tickets.
For seating, audiences will need to bring their own low chairs (30” back height maximum, 6” seat height maximum) or blankets. There will be limited numbers of low beach chairs available for low cost rental, first come, first serve. Anyone bringing a taller chair will be directed to the rear to allow good sight-lines for all. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought in for picnics – although no glass is allowed. No firearms allowed. Food trucks will provide dinner options for purchase and wine, beer, water and soft drinks will be available for sale onsite. The stage is in the Promenade green space at the North end of the Park, conveniently located near the Park/Botanical Gardens Sage parking garage and The Prado entrance to the Park.