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October 5 - November 1, 2020

Streaming online from October 5 - November 1, 2020


To view other shows in the 4x4 series, please click the title below:

Show 2: STIFF


Show 4: RIP

Oct. 06, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020

Synchronicity Theatre
at Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Backstage and Other Stories

A New Play Written and Performed by Terry Burrell

Direction and Musical Direction by S. Renee Clark

After a lifetime on Broadway and regional stages, Terry Burrell spills the tea in a joyful, sassy, musical joint, accompanied by S. Renee Clark on the keys. These are two local legends you won’t want to miss!


On the Screen Ticket: $10 - If you plan to screen this performance with family and friends, please consider donating the price of additional tickets to support the theatre and working artists. To purchase this option, please select any date of the performance and choose "On the Screen." Your link to stream the show will be sent to you via email on October 5, 2020 and can be viewed at any time until November 1, 2020.


Virtual Viewing Party: October 8 at 8:30 PM - Join us for a virtual viewing party of the show followed by a post-show discussion!



Synchronicity Theatre’s staff and administration weighed the option to offer live theatre experiences very carefully and determined that the less-risky, safer approach is to use data and the recommendations of health care providers and scientists to make informed decisions about the best ways to protect the health and well-being of our actors, audiences, staff and crews. We have decided to offer extremely-limited live viewing opportunities, and reserve the right to cancel “In the Theatre“ performances if certain criteria are not met.  Our commitment to providing a space for audiences to come together live with our artists, whenever we are able to do so, reflects our mission to use theatre to build community.

Two weeks before every production, we will notify you if we have decided to cancel the “In the Theatre” performances. This decision will be made if the COVID-19 test positivity rate’s 7-day average is higher than 8% in the metro-Atlanta area as determined by Georgia Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 status report. We will inform you of any changes that will be made to programming. All “In the Theatre” ticket confirmations for the 2020-2021 season will also include a link to digitally stream the performance, and can be exchanged for "In the Theatre" tickets to another 2020-2021 show. 

Our theatre entrances and exits have been streamlined to reduce group contact in our lobby area, and to allow for safer seating options. The night of the performance, our House Managers will reserve seating based on protocol established by the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ensuring at least six feet of distance. The audience will be capped and seated, one-by-one according to these specifications.

We require all audience members to wear masks and keep safe social distance, and they are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently. No walk-ups will be permitted the evening of the performance. All tickets must be reserved online in advance of the performance.

If you have concerns about viewing our performances in our theatre space, we encourage you to choose the “On the Screen” ticket option to receive a link to stream our performances at any time.

We appreciate the patience from our Synchronicity community in regards to these evolving circumstances. Please review all the COVID-19 precautions and requirements for our 2020-2021 season here.

Cast and Production Team

Written and Performed by Terry Burrell

Musical Direction and Accompaniment by S. Renee Clark


Stage Manager - Quintara Johnson

Dramaturg - Celise Kalke

Assistant Stage Manager - Nancy Nguyen

Safety Director - Caitlin Condon

Choreographer - Dawn Axam

Production Manager - Vallea Woodbury

Set Designer - Gabrielle Stephenson

Lighting Designer - Elisabeth Cooper

Props Designer - Chase Weaver

Costume Designer - Tony Fernandez

Sound Designer - Dan Bauman

Video Designer - Kimberly Binns 

Master Electrician - Amy Morrow


Cinematic theatrical videos created by Felipe Barral and IGNI Productions.

Meet the Playwright: Terry Burrell

Terry Burrell-Her one woman show “ETHEL” was last seen at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta Ga Spring of 2016  

 BROADWAYThree Penny Opera; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Swinging On A Star; Into The Woods; Just So Stories; Dreamgirls; Honky Tonk Nights; Eubie; Show Boat (London 1998 Original Cast).  

Off-BROADWAYAlmost Heaven; Lady Day; Taking A Chance On Love; And The World Goes Round; 

 NATIONAL TOURS: Copacabana; Grand Night For Singing; Bubbling Brown Sugar; Showboat, Eubie 

 REGIONAL:  Ethel; Ever After; Angry Raucous And Shamelessly Gorgeous; Hospice/Pointing At The Moon; Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill; Candide; Cinderella And Fella; Crowns; Man Of La Mancha; Up From Paradise,Sophisticated Ladies; Ain’t Misbehavin; A Christmas Carol; Oklahoma; The Women Of Brewster Place; Thunder Knocking At The Door; Cinderella; Smokey Joes Café; Time And Again; Jar The Floor; Brownie Points; Mahalia, Boys From Syracuse; Sheila’s Day; Da Kink In My Hair  

Concerts: Duke Ellington Orchestra Venice; Oslo Norway Jazz Festival; Portland Oregon Jazz Festival 

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Fill out the form below and email or mail to us. Please include a resume or list of experience, if you have one. (No worries if you don’t!)
We’ll call you to talk about some of the options for next season.
You’ll submit two references – either teachers, past directors, employers, etc.
We’ll see if there is a good match for you at Synchronicity as an intern!

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