Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents small musical John & Jen

(FEB 6, 2023—GAINESVILLE, GA) Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present the small musical John & Jen, March 9-12 at the University of North Georgia-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre, inside UNG’s Performing Arts building.

This small but powerful musical explores the dynamics of family relationships, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990. John & Jen is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.

The musical is directed by guest artists Kristine Reese and Billy Tighe, who serve as co-directors of City Springs Theatre Company’s Pre-Professional Company and have extensive Broadway and National Tour credits. Directing John & Jen is significant for the pair because of the tie to parenthood. “As parents ourselves, we were particularly struck by the complexity and conflict of the second act and difficulties of how to portray the journey and emotions of being a parent,” they said. “Our goal is to illustrate the parental awakening that the ultimate and most difficult job is to raise them to leave you. Through this process we were able to reflect on our choices as parents, and the eventual choices we will be forced to make.”

For tickets or more information, visit or call the GTA Box Office at 678-717-3624.