10 Reasons to See “Nobody Loves You” in the Park
For the third consecutive year, Horizon is sharing one of its super-popular musical comedies at the Park’s Promenade. This year’s show—one of the theatre’s mainstage plays earlier this year—has been met with hilarity, fantastic acting, super-fun musical numbers, and awesome reviews.
With only four performances, Wednesday through Saturday, June 14-17, this is a can’t miss-show. In no particular order, here are 10 awesome reasons why…
1.) It’s free!
That’s right. Horizon Theatre is giving away thousands of free tickets to see the four-day run of Nobody Loves You in Piedmont Park. There’s also reserved seating for a nominal fee, closer to the stage, and if you’re not a fan of sitting on the grass, there are tables available, too!
How awesome is it that Horizon brings free theatre to our local community and many others visiting our fair city. Thank you, Horizon Theatre!
2.) The cast is phenomenal!
If you’re an Atlanta theatre regular, you’ll recognize names and faces of many of the cast, several of them multiple Suzi Bass award nominees and winners!
Pictured above are the stars of the show. Patrick Wade (Jeff) plays a skeptic of the reality television show Nobody Loves You and he’s taking action to blow their cover…to prove that they’re not really making love connections, but it’s all just a sham. Hilarity ensues.
Jeanette Illidge (Jenny) plays a producer of Nobody Loves You and the love interest of Jeff, whose secondary objective of joining the show was to win back his ex. You’re laughing already, aren’t you?
3.) It’s in Piedmont Park, “Atlanta’s Favorite Greenspace”!
This is the third year that Horizon Theatre has brought one of their mainstage shows to Piedmont Park, which is in the heart of Midtown and easy to get to! The Promenade is near the Atlanta Botanical Garden—accessible from the Garden’s entry road—and the Sage Parking Deck, accessible from Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive.
4.) It’s a show-within-a-show!
If you’re a fan of reality television, this one is on steroids, but has an actual plot.
“The game of love is on! Tune into ‘Nobody Loves You,’ the TV show-within-the-show that follows attractive singles pairing up to find love…Take a behind-the-scenes ride through this hilarious musical comedy about the intimate and gut-wrenching quest for love while millions of viewers watch!”
5.) You get to meet the cast and take photos with them!
In the wonderful Horizon Theatre tradition, after the show you’ll get to meet the cast and take photos with them! Being the celebrity-spotter I am, this perk is a huge one for me and I love seeing so many other theatre-goers talking with the cast, congratulating them on their performances and getting to know them a little more.
If you saw Nobody Loves You at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points earlier this year, you’ll notice a cast change in the Piedmont Park show. Pictured above from the earlier show is Austin Tijerina, who played Evan, a hilarious character being played by Leo Thomasian in the Piedmont Park show.
And the lovely young lady in the red jacket is the totally awesome Leslie Bellair (Samantha) who will be the only actress to have performed in all three Horizon Theatre productions in Piedmont Park. I’m a huge fan of her work!
6.) It’s sexy!
It’s a story about people falling in love, and yes…there is sex. Or at least the innuendo of perhaps, maybe that happening. Okay, maybe there’s only some sexy dancing and sexy outfits, and maybe a shirt comes off and maybe there’s some crushing, and some flirting and kissing, and…well, let me just say that it’s one of the sexiest musicals you’ll see this year.
7.) There will be food and drinks!
You’re going to get hungry and thirsty, right? Of course you will!
The grounds will open at 6:00 p.m. (show starts at 7:30 p.m.), so bring a picnic and enjoy. NOTE: Feel free to bring your own food, water and soft-drinks, but no alcohol and no glass, please.
There will be food trucks and concessions, as well as beer, wine, water and soft-drinks available for purchase. [more info]
Remember, the earlier you arrive the closer you can get to the stage! But it’s such a big show, they’re all great seats.
8.) The set is awesome!
Twin sisters and Suzi Bass award winners Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay have done it again! The above photo is of the in-theatre set, which isn’t as static as you might think. I can only imagine how much more spectacular the set will be when it’s up in Piedmont Park. We’re talking lots more real estate…more possibilities!
9.) You’re going to laugh!
Yes, it’s a musical. Yes, it’s about a reality television show. Yes, it’s about the drama of people falling in love. And it’s all incredibly funny! From the lyrics of the songs (listen closely so you don’t miss this fun!) to the “off camera” shenanigans, to the plot twists and turns, prepare to have your funny bone tickled all night long!
10.) Horizon Theatre loves YOU for your support!
Lisa Adler, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic/Producing Director, shares every opening night of every show that ticket sales make up for only about half of what it takes to run the theatre. Not everyone can see a show at the theatre, but most everyone can go to a free show…and then tell friends and family how great it was!
I can’t speak for the theatre, but I’m certain that Horizon is grateful for your support, whether in ticket purchases, subscriptions and/or sharing how much you enjoyed your theatre experience with friends and family.