Theater Opening: TRADING PLACES (World Premiere Musical)

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by Lamont Williams on March 29, 2022

in Theater-Regional

Inspired by the beloved film, Trading Places is a hilarious world-premiere musical pitting nature against nurture in a modern-day prince and the pauper story. The show will enjoy its world premiere on the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre May 25 – June 26, 2022.

When the lives of a poor street hustler and a privileged stockbroker are swapped as part of an elaborate bet between wealthy brothers, each is challenged in a way they never imagined. With the help of a charming and unlikely cast of characters, the pawns team up to take their revenge in a comedic and fitting turn that leaves them forever changed for the better. Set in the 80s decade of shoulder pads and big hair, and reimagined through today’s societal lens, audiences will walk out of the theater “looking good, feeling good.”  Trading Places is helmed by an exciting creative team including television and film writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum, Reno 911), musical writing team Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner (First Date), and Tony Award-winning director, Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play, A Raisin in the Sun.)

Billie Rae Valentine, a savvy hustler down on her luck, and Louis Winthorpe III, a minted commodities-trading firm director, have their lives deliberately switched by the devious Duke brothers to settle a petty bet in an outrageous debate of nature versus nurture, capturing the joyous charm and belly laughs of the original film while reinvigorating the story for 21st century audiences.

Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street NE // Atlanta, GA 30309
May 25 – June 26, 2022
for tickets, visit Trading Places

Book by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
Choreography by Fatima Robinson
Directed by Kenny Leon
Based on the Paramount motion picture written by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod

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