The Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards were founded in 1994 by Russ Ivey to recognize the hard-working actors, directors, designers, and theaters for their contributions to the performing arts in metro Atlanta. Each year the MATs celebrate these hard-working artists with a formal ceremony, presenting awards in 18 different categories of theater work. The MATs are open to community and non-union professional theaters.
This year Lionheart is proud to announce that we have earned 7 nominations.
Mat Board Award
Cathryn Johns as Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
Major Supporting Actor- Larry Jr. as Tyler Taylor in Laughing Stock
Best Lighting Design- Gary White for Laughing Stock
Best Sound Design- Bob Peterson for Laughing Stock
Best Original Work- Laura King, play write- The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee
Best Youth Actor –Bella Westwood as Roberta in The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee
Best Minor Supporting Actress-Melissa Rainey as Carol in The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee
Awards Ceremony will be August 28.
Mark Your Calendar for our 2016 Season of Shows
February 4-14-Charlotte's Web by E. B. White -Directed by Tanya Caldwell An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen.
March 11-13-Love Loss and What I wore- Directed by Dot Reilley
Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman and stories by Nora and Delia Ephron, Love Loss and What I Wore used the memories triggered by clothing and accessories to communicate heartwarming and often hilarious stories.
May 6-22 You Can’t Take it With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's – Directed by Scott King
You Can't Take it With You introduces audiences to the freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night.
August 4-7-The Tempest – Children’s musical -Directed by Nancy Caldwell
An amazing musical introduction to Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'.
Dramatic and full of life, this is the story of Prospero the magician, who causes a shipwreck in his attempt to find justice.
September 9-25 Run for Your Wife - Directed by Marla Krohn
Taxi driver John Smith is the happiest man in the world – until one night, while saving a bag lady from muggers, he’s knocked unconscious. When he doesn’t come home, his wife Stephanie calls the police – and so does his other wife Michelle !!
October 21-22-23- Bewitching
A collection of original short plays that cast a spell.
Lawless Spirits History Tour-Oct 27-29
Back by popular demand this Halloween History tour takes you through the City of Norcross to meet gun slingers, Hobos riding the rails and Carney folk.
November4-20- A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Directed by Joanie McElroy
Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago..
December 8-18- A Charlie Brown Christmas - Directed by Tanya Caldwell
The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.