Venue Details

Alliance Theatre
Woodruff Center 1280 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 23 members
Review from susansun
25 events 19 reviews

Excellent Performance loved it! Devil character superb! Music, singing and scenery top notch. So glad we had a chance to see it before the run ended.

reviewed May 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from gmatt63
217 events 19 reviews

The performances ranged from adequate to compelling but the storyline fell flat with me. Too muddled and confusing to make sense of how the action related to the outcome of the play. Shocking ending that seems to come from out of nowhere was...continued

reviewed May 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Performance Junkie
13 events 10 reviews

An interesting story, great songwriting, a very talented cast, and an impressive set combine to make GBDC a thoroughly enjoyable and highly professional production. Performances ranged from effectively believable to incredible, with first-rate...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“… lives up to the hype with almost supernatural ease.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Mellencamp’s [music] has an instrumental richness and auditory clarity like I’ve never heard in a stage musical.” —Creative Loafing


In keeping with the Alliance’s tradition of producing new American musicals, the company will produce the world premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a haunting new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King, as the closing show of the Alliance Stage Series season set for spring of 2012. One of the world’s most popular authors and one of America’s most honored musicians have created a riveting Southern gothic musical fraught with mystery, tragedy, and phantoms of the past, along with a roots and blues-tinged score that is sure to leave audiences asking for more. Alliance Artistic Director Susan V. Booth directs, with musical direction provided by legendary producer T-Bone Burnett.

In the tiny town of Delight, Mississippi in 1967, a terrible tragedy took the lives of two brothers and a beautiful young girl. During the next forty years, the events of that night became the stuff of local legend. But legend is often just another word for lie. Joe McCandless knows what really happened; he saw it all. The question is whether or not he can bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own troubled sons, and whether the ghosts left behind by an act of violence will help him – or tear the McCandless family apart forever.

Recommended for those in the 9th grade and up for adult language, content and thematic elements.

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