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Today is Thursday, March 23, 2023     

Read Our New Review of "Monty Python's Spamalot"  (City Springs Theatre Co) HERE

Read Our New Review of "The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd"  (Alliance Theatre) HERE

Read Our Homage to Atlanta Lyric Theatre HERE




     An Open Letter from 20+ Atlanta Area Arts Organizations    (See Below)

     2023 / 2024 Season Announcement     (City Springs Theatre Company)

     Auditions for "A Year With Frog and Toad"     (Woodstock Arts)

     Auditions for "Flame and Filament"     (Atlanta Fringe Festival)

     Job Opportunities at Theatre Emory

     Spring Classes at Stage Door Theatre Academy

     Auditions for Summer Classes at Stage Door Theatre Academy

     Grease (School Edition)     (Legacy Students)

     The Return: The Ultimate Beatles Experience     (Dallas Theatre)


     Guys and Dolls     (Springer Opera House)     

     Heaven in Chains     (Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts)

     one in two     (Out Front Theatre)   

     Home     (Academy Theatre / Impact Theatre)       

     Pericles, Prince of Tyre     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)       Suzi Recommended    

     Monty Python's Spamalot     (City Springs Theatre Co)       

     Grease (School Edition)     (Legacy Students)    

     Summer:  The Donna Summer Musical     (Aurora Theatre)      

     The Lizard and El Sol     (Alliance Theatre for the Very Young)     

     Penguin in My Pocket     (Center for Puppetry Arts)      

     Oh, To Be Pure Again     (Actor's Express)       Suzi Recommended   

     Kim's Convenience     (Horizon Theatre)         

     The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd     (Alliance Theatre)      Suzi Recommended    

OPENING (AND RESUMING)  through Sunday, 3/26

     Viva La Fontaine!   (Théâtre du Rêve)   Opens 3/24

     Shirley Chisholm:  Unbossed and Unbowed    (Out of Hand Theatre)    Suzi Recommended   Resumes 3/24

     A Raisin in the Sun     (Marietta's New Theatre in the Square)        Resumes 3/24

     The Niceties     (Stage Door Theatre)       Resumes 3/24

     I and You     (Rome Little Theatre)      Resumes 3/24

     Fences     (OnStage Atlanta)        Resumes 3/24

     Silent Sky     (ACT1 Theater)        Resumes 3/24

     Company     (Woodstock Arts)      Resumes 3/24

     The Return: The Ultimate Beatles Experience     (Dallas Theatre)   Two Days Only 3/24 and 3/25

     Funny Folktales and Silly Stories     (Aurora Children's Playhouse)    One Day Only 3/25

     Once Upon a Mattress     (Lolek's Storytellers / Canton Theatre)       Resumes 3/25


     The Wash     (Synchronicity Theatre)     Workshop        Opens 3/28

     Tiny Beautiful Things     (Theatrical Outfit)     Opens 3/29

     A Soldier's Play     (Broadway in Atlanta / The Fox Theatre)      Opens 3/29

     Bright Star     (Georgia Ensemble Theatre)      Opens 3/30

     The Boy Who Kissed the Sky     (Alliance Theatre)     Opens 4/1

     Charlotte's Web     (Center for Puppetry Arts)   Opens 4/4

     Spring Break Magic Show     (Aurora Children's Playhouse)    One Day Only 4/5

     By My Will     (Shakespeare Tavern)   Previews Begin 4/6    Opens 4/8

     The Princess and the Pea, Y'All     (Aurora Children's Playhouse)    One Day Only 4/15

     Diggery's Dino Show     (Aurora Children's Playhouse)    One Day Only 4/29

     Mago Junior Show     (Aurora Children's Playhouse)    One Day Only 5/6


     Spring Classes at Stage Door Theatre Academy

     Auditions for Summer Classes at Stage Door Theatre Academy   (Mar 22)

     Auditions for "Flame and Filament"     (Atlanta Fringe Festival)    (Submissions Due Mar 22)

     Auditions for "Seussical Jr"   (Act 3 Arts Academy  2023 Summer Youth Series    (Mar 22 / 25)

     Bellissimo Theatre Company and the FoCAL Center is accepting director applications for their 2023 / 2024 Season

                (Submissions Open Thru Mar 23)

     Auditions for "A Year With Frog and Toad"     (Woodstock Arts)   (Mar 26)
     Audition Tapes Now Being Accepted fr the 2023 Essential Festival of New Plays    (Submissions Open Thru Mar 28)

     Auditions for Schoolhouse Rock Live!   (Milton Arts Council)   (Apr 14 / 15)

     Auditions for "Chicago, Teen Edition"   (Act 3 Arts Academy  2023 Summer Youth Series   (Apr 19 / 27)

     Submissions Now Being Accepted for the 2024 Essential Theatre Festival   (Submissions Open Until 4/23)

     Auditions for "Into the Woods Jr"   (Act 3 Arts Academy  2023 Summer Youth Series   (Apr 26 / 29

     Submissions Being Accepted for YOUTH CREATES 2023  (7 Stages)

     Picadilly Puppets is Seeking Actors / Puppeteers

     Job Opportunities at Theatre Emory

     Casting Networks Services

     Submissions Now Being Accepted for "The Muse of Fire BIPOC Playwrighting Festival"

     Various Submission Opportunities from Merely Writers

     (See Our Auditions/Jobs Page for Details and Other Links).

If you have any information you would like included on this platform, please E-Mail me at, or go to our Facebook page at

After 42 years….

Re: Important News from the Lyric


Dear Friends,

We are writing today to share the sad news that The Atlanta Lyric Theatre has closed its doors.

Like many similar organizations, the Lyric has experienced a significant drop in overall attendance in the wake of the pandemic.  We have tried to respond to this challenge over the course of the last several months, and we greatly appreciate your patience and support as we cancelled shows and reworked the season.  Despite our best efforts, we have arrived at the point where we must face facts: our financial resources are not sufficient to finish the current season, or embark on the next, which would have been our 43rd.  Consequently, the Board has voted to dissolve the organization.

Regrettably, we will not be able to present the last two shows of our current season, Pippin and Best of Broadway, and we will not present the final two performances in our Cabaret Series.  We are unable to provide refunds for Season 42 tickets; however, we will generate acknowledgement letters for the value of your unused tickets and any tax-deductible donations received in 2023. Monthly donations to the Spotlight society were cancelled as of March 3, 2023. 

We want to commend and thank the Lyric staff:  Artistic Director Mary Nye Bennett, Company Manager Stephanie Polhemus, Technical Director Joseph Swift and Box Office Manager James McCune who have worked tirelessly over the last few months.  They have been flexible, professional, and creative in their attempts to adjust to the Lyric’s new reality.  They have responded to every challenge with grace and optimism.


And finally, we want to thank you – our Lyric subscribers and donors – for your patronage and support.  Our greatest disappointment is that we will no longer be able to bring you the shows that you have enjoyed for so many years.  We hope you will continue to support other arts organizations in the community.  They need you now, more than ever.




Monica Gwinn

Patti Schoettler

Lyric Board Co-Chairs

If you have questions about a ticket purchase or tax donation, you can contact us at

The curtain has come down for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. We regret that we will not be able to present the remainder of our 42nd Season. We hope that our loyal subscribers and patrons will find a new home at one of the many other arts organizations in the Atlanta area. 

On Tuesday, March 7th, we were devastated to hear that the Atlanta Lyric Theatre has shut down after 42 seasons. Not only is its closing a loss for our vibrant industry, it is also an indicator that if left unchecked, the crisis in the theatre and arts sectors caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns will continue to ravage our community.

Arts and theatre companies across the country are at an inflection point. Now is the time to act to ensure theatre and the arts stay a center point of Atlanta communities.


More than 20 theatres and arts organizations in and around Atlanta have signed on to an open letter asking for change.

Can we count on your support to make this change happen?

Share the letter on social media, contact your state and local representatives, and consider making a donation to your favorite local arts organization.

Any contribution can make a difference in the future of arts in Atlanta. 


Read the Letter


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(Still Running)

OH TO BE PURE AGAIN     (Actor's Express)



PERICLES     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)


TESLA VS EDISON     (Center for Puppetry Arts)

GOOD BAD PEOPLE     (Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre)

WOMEN IN JEOPARDY     (Georgia Ensemble Theatre)   (Our Review)

THE HOT WING KING     (Alliance Theatre)

ROMEO AND JULIET     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)

URINETOWN     (Actor's Express / Oglethorpe University Theatre)

NEXT TO NORMAL     (Atlanta Lyric Theatre / Jennie T. Anderson Concert Series)   (Our Review)

MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS     (Synchronicity Theatre)

KIM'S CONVENIENCE    (Aurora Theatre)     (Our Review)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)

CLUB HERTZ: A GIFT OF LOVE     (Alliance Theatre)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)

THE TEMPEST     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse   (Our Review)

THE TURN OF THE SCREW     (Georgia Ensemble Theatre)     (Our Review)

MS HOLMES & MS WATSON #2B     (Synchronicity Theatre)

SUNSET BABY    (Actor's Express)

EVERYBODY     (Alliance Theatre)     (Our Review)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)

FLEX     (Theatrical Outfit)

ALABAMA STORY     (Georgia Ensemble Theatre)     (Our Review)

DISNEY'S MARY POPPINS    (Aurora Theatre)

GUYS AND DOLLS     (Atlanta Lyric Theatre)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WM SHAKESPEARE (ABR)     (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse)

CHICKEN AND BISCUITS    (Dominion Entertainment)

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS     (Actor's Express)    (Our Review)

SQUARE BLUES     (Horizon Theatre)   (Our Review)

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