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Linnentown, The Musical at The Classic Center

Associate Professor of Theatre and Film
Linnentown, The Musical
The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas Street, Athens, GA

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 3:00 p.m.

The Classic Center Theatre

In a groundbreaking tribute to Athens history, the captivating local production Linnentown - The Musical is set to take center stage in April 2024. Written by Hattie Thomas Whitehead, author of "Giving Voice to Linnentown," the musical depicts a historically significant African American community in Athens, Georgia, in the 1960s that was erased due to urban renewal. 

This eagerly anticipated musical promises to transport audiences through time, connecting them with the rich culture and community that once defined this remarkable neighborhood. 

The upcoming musical is an artistic tribute to these families, their stories, struggles, and triumphs.


Tickets for this performance range from $15 - $35, plus applicable fees. 

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Educator Exclusive Showing

There will be a matinee showing on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., designed for middle to high school-aged students.  Tickets for this performance are available for $10. To reserve a block of tickets for your class or student, please email

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available for these performances at The Classic Center Theatre. Discount percent and group size vary based on each event. Group tickets can be purchased online using the "group" option when selecting seats via the purchase by seat tab or by navigating to the purchase by price tab. For more information or assistance reserving a block of tickets, visit

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