Today is Friday the 13th of December, 2019
Here's What's Opening this Week (12/12 - 12/22)
In Bethlehem Inn Lionheart Theatre Co 12/13/2019 12/15/2019
Elf, Jr Act 3 Arts Academy 12/13/2019 12/15/2019
The Bus Stops Here Merely Players 12/13/2019 12/15/2019
Holiday Inn City Springs Theatre Co 12/13/2019 12/22/2019
Christmas Tradition Strand Theatre 12/13/2019 12/22/2019
The Long Goodbye New African Grove Theatre 12/13/2019 12/22/2019
Ho Ho Home for the Holidays ... Actor's Express 12/13/2019 12/22/2019
A Christmas Carol Elm Street Cultural Arts Village 12/13/2019 12/24/2019
A Tuna Christmas Georgia Ensemble Theatre 12/13/2019 12/29/2019
Ella Enchanted Synchronicity Theatre Co 12/13/2019 1/5/2020
Holiday Juggling Show Aurora Children's Playhouse 12/14/2019 12/14/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Up on the Housetop OnStage Atlanta 12/16/2019 12/16/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Home For the Holidays OnStage Atlanta 12/17/2019 12/17/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Trouble in Toyland Aurora Children's Playhouse 12/21/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Here's One That Slipped in Beneath our Play-dar:
Frosty! A Very Merry Musical New Theatre in the Square 12/5/2019 12/29/2019
Here's What's On-Going:
Cinnamon GRITS Art Station Runs Until 12/20/2019
Homicide for the Holidays Laughing Matters Runs Until 12/21/2019
Christmas With the Crawfords Out Front Theatre Co Runs Until 12/21/2019
Santa After Hours Out of Box Theatre Runs Until 12/21/2019
Closed for the Holidays Pumphouse Players Runs Until 12/21/2019
20th Century Blues Live Arts Theatre Runs Until 12/21/2019
Merry Little Holiday Shorts OnStage Atlanta Runs Until 12/21/2019
A Christmas Carol Theatre Buford Runs Until 12/22/2019
Christmas Belles New Dawn Theatre Co Runs Until 12/22/2019
A Christmas Carol Aurora Theatre Runs Until 12/22/2019
Dickens Christmas Carol ... ACT1 Theater Runs Until 12/22/2019
A Christmas Story Newnan Theatre Co Runs Until 12/22/2019
Sanders Family Christmas Legacy Theatre Runs Until 12/22/2019
Christmas Canteen 2019 Aurora Theatre Runs Until 12/23/2019
This Wonderful Life Aurora Theatre Runs Until 12/23/2019
A Christmas Carol Bulloch Hall Roswell Runs Until 12/23/2019
It's a Wonderful Life OnStage Atlanta Runs Until 12/23/2019 (MAT ELIGIBLE)
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Runs Until 12/23/2019
Courtenay's Cabaret Alliance Theatre Runs Until 12/24/2019
A Christmas Carol Alliance Theatre Runs Until 12/24/2019
Invasion: Christmas Carol Dad's Garage Runs Until 12/28/2019
Waffle Palace Christmas Horizon Theatre Runs Until 12/29/2019
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Center for Puppetry Arts Runs Until 12/29/2019
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly Theatrical Outfit Runs Until 12/29/2019 (SUZI RECOMMENDED)
Madeline's Christmas Horizon Theatre Runs Until 12/31/2019
Narnia Serenbe Playhouse 12/4/2019 1/12/2020
Here're Your Last Chance Plays (Shows closing before 12/17):
A Very George Lucas Sketchmas Sketchworks Comedy Runs Until 12/14/2019
Holiday Juggling Show Aurora Children's Playhouse 12/14/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Another Night Before Christmas Academy Theatre Runs Until 12/15/2019
Greetings! Cherokee Theatre Co Runs Until 12/15/2019
A Christmas Carol School Street Playhouse Runs Until 12/15/2019
A Seussified Christmas Carol Henry Players Runs Until 12/15/2019
In Bethlehem Inn Lionheart Theatre Co Runs Until 12/15/2019
Elf, Jr Act 3 Arts Academy Runs Until 12/15/2019
The Bus Stops Here Merely Players Runs Until 12/15/2019
The Pirates of Penzance Then What Runs Until 12/16/2019
Up on the Housetop OnStage Atlanta 12/16/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Home For the Holidays OnStage Atlanta 12/17/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
New Reviews This Week: (Click on any to go to the review)
A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Tony Brown
Directed by Justin Anderson
Starring Anthony Rodriguez
LIMITED 6-SHOW ENGAGEMENT!
Since 2007 Anthony Rodriguez has been delighting audiences with an exhilarating one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Now is your last chance to see it or see it again as he returns for a limited 6-show engagement. Nestled in the intimate Aurora Studio, the theatre is transformed to make you feel as though Mr. Dickens has personally invited you into his parlor. Anthony will guide you through the traditional tale of Mr. Scrooge and single-handedly portray all of the beloved Dickens characters. At its heart, this rendition captures the true spirit of Christmas–the joy of giving.
The Holidays at
DECEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 23
It's A Wonderful Life
Adapted by James W. Rogers
based on the film by Frank Capra
Directed by Cathe Hall Payne
The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas -- or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whatever else you celebrate -- when our Merry Little Holiday Shorts return for your annual dose of seasonal cheer. Like a bowl of Chex Mix at a holiday party, this showcase features a diverse assortment of new and tasty theatrical treats, written by local and national playwrights.
Wednesday December 11 and 18 at 7pm
Saturday December 14 and 21 at 3pm
Sunday December 15 at 7pm
"T'was the Day After Christmas" by Steven Korbar from San Juan Capistrano, CA
"Death of a Snowman" by Daniel Guyton from Fayetteville, GA
"The Goats of Christmas Present" by Peter Dakutis from Decatur, GA
"Don't Be a Scrooge" by James Ferguson from Plainville, MA
"The Sanity Clause" by Arianna Rose from Miami Beach, FL
"Uncle Charlie Sings" by Mark Harvey Levine from Indianapolis, IN
"Thanks, But No Thanks" by Roy Proctor from Richmond, VA
"Disneyland" by Scott Rousseau from Lilburn, Ga
"Most Wonderful" by Jennifer O'Grady from Pelham, NY
You already love your favorite holiday songs, so cozy up with Christmas classics performed by the best around at OnStage Atlanta. It's a lot better than hearing the tinny version on the radio.
Hosted by Olivia Ivey and Paul Tate, this warm winter cabaret has something festive for everyone.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cookies are better with milk, trees look better with tinsel and carols sound sweeter when sung by children. These are the unofficial laws of Christmas, and you'll observe at least two of them in action when the talented young performers at OnStage Atlanta team up with some of the company's older members to present Up on the Housetop 2019, a fun-filled evening of holiday merriment for the whole family. Filled with beloved Christmas songs, humorous and heartwarming yuletide tales, and a visit by a very special guest from the North Pole, this entertaining holiday celebration is guaranteed to drive the bah-humbugs away and replace them with plenty of ho-ho-hos.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Well, they're back.
We didn't even invite them.
They ignored the cease & desist.
Come on out this holiday season and get terribly offended, once again.
Leave the kids at home, Brenda. We saw you sneak them in last year. This ain't family friendly.
You know -- the ones keeping tabs on your kids.
Dad's Garage Alerts you to the rapid approach of
Replace your regular holiday tradition with a Dad's Garage tradition – kicking classic theatre in the tookus! Once again, the award-winning Dad's Garage Ensemble will be skewering the quintessential Christmas play – A Christmas Carol. You'll see your favorite characters acting and improvising alongside some crazy guest invaders (like Mrs. Claus, Colonel Sanders, or a T-Rex) to create a whole new holiday experience right before your very eyes. Visited by a different character every performance (that is a complete surprise to the cast), you'll see Scrooge's past, present, and future unfold in a new way each night.
Then What presents: Pirates Of Pensance
A punk rock LGBTQ+ version of Pirates of Penzance
Directed by: Charity Irby
Music directed/arranged by: Gamble
Doors @ 7:30pm // Show starts promptly @ 8:00pm
The Center for Puppetry Arts
Once Again Brings You Our Holiday Favorite
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Based on the classic television special
Adapted by Jon Ludwig; directed by Tim Sweeney
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.
Nov 5–Dec 29 (No performances Nov 28 & Dec 25)
Reduced-Price Previews Nov 5 & 6
No shows Nov 28 and Dec 25
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage. You won’t want to miss it!
“I can assure you that after one visit, seeing Rudolph at the Center for Puppetry Arts will become an annual tradition for you and the kids.” -AJC.com
Learning Themes: Anti-bullying, self-discovery, winter holidays, music
Puppetry Style: Rod, Black Light, Body
Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Shadow Puppet
Workshop Times: Times vary. Please wee Workshop Schedule tab for details.
Running Time: ~1 hour - no intermission
Announcing an Atlanta Theatre Podcast
An Open Letter from Laurie Catherine Winkel:
Atlanta theatre friends,
I host a theatre podcast here in Atlanta called Never Say Macbeth.*
The gist of the podcast is, performer and tech friends (mostly locals) come on the show to tell their tales of crazy, unpredictable things that have happened onstage in past performances. Usually they're hilarious, but they can also be painful, uplifting, inspiring, cringeworthy, and cautionary.
Episodes have included guests who shot themselves point-blank, broke limbs, derailed entire shows with missed dialogue, failed a battle with their bodily functions onstage while hundreds gaped at them, and much more!
I have a handful of episodes in the bag but am always looking for new stories. Please PM me or email if you'd be willing to have me come to you with a microphone and have a fun chat (can bring wine/beer if desired;)
And if you're interested, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, and most podcast platforms.