Local Programming Available (or Scheduled) for Streaming
Join us for the annual OUR LUCKIE STARS GALA … going VIRTUAL for the very first time! Join us from the comfort of your home for a fun evening of homemade cocktails, a fabulous auction, and lots of guests and surprises! We will honor our devoted patrons, McKittrick and Meredith Simmons, and celebrate Tom Key’s 25 years as Artistic Director. Support world class theatre in these unprecedented times.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will support Theatrical Outfit’s mainstage productions, education offerings, and community engagement programs. We’ll see you live online!
Note: This link connects you to the Theatrical Outfit site to bid on Auction Items (Starting 5/25) and to have some Instagram fun any time. Go here on Gala Day at 7:00 PM!
Chaos. Uncertainty. Over the past several months we have all come face-to-face with the difficult, delicate nature of our times. In the midst of everything, how do we care for each other? How do we choose to love and be loved? PARTNERS, the stage play, aims to ask and answer just those questions.
A theatrical production streaming LIVE on Boxcast.tv, PARTNERS is a unique experience you can't afford to miss. A fresh story to revive your time at home, mark your calendars to catch showings this June 10-14. Link for tickets coming soon!
Directed by Emil Thomas. Starring Tina Sade Mitchell and Kaleb Mitchell.
Pumphouse Players present a Zoom Reading of
Ring my Bell, Ramona
by Karen Ruetz
Join us for a Zoom reading of the hilarious new comedy RING MY BELL RAMONA by Karen Ruetz on June 6th starting at 7pm!
ABOUT THE PLAY
Pastor Brownfield has the perfect life – a devoted wife, and the respect of his community. But, the Pastor has a naughty secret and when he gets an email, will he risk everything he stands for to avoid exposure?
Karen's plays have been described as "a little bit naughty and a whole lot of funny!" The audience that will enjoy this show the most is adults ages 18+.
Pumphouse alumni John Edwards, Ann-Marie Thomas, Ginny Slifcak, Mike Davis, and Christie Fisher, as well as Pumphouse newcomer Karen Togel will lend their talents to the screen, as directed by Pumpie alum and TheatreExtreme President Meghann K. Humphreys.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Karen Ruetz is a longtime Pumpie with acting, directing, and other technical credits under her belt. Most recently, she directed Men Are Dogs and appeared on stage as Sister Augusta in Drinking Habits. Her comedies For A Good Time, Mary and A Good Move were previously read as part of our Local Playwrights Series for new play development. During the week, Karen is a freelance graphic designer.
ABOUT ZOOM READINGS + TALKBACKS
We know that our actors and audiences are really missing opportunities to enjoy art, and we're ready to see you again in the best, safest way we know how. It's our goal to produce #ArtforEveryStage, now including YOUR home!
The online reading of Ring My Bell Ramona will air over Zoom on Saturday, June 6th at 7PM. An optional moderated feedback session will follow so you can be a part of the process of bringing the play to life! Audience feedback is an important part of the playwriting process and one of the most direct ways you can help support new art.
Atlanta Lyric Theatre Summer Events
DANCE WITH US!
We are excited to offer a FREE virtual dance class every Wednesday the entire month of June. Lyric director and choreographer, Ricardo Aponte, will feature moves from Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer, and Peter Pan. Videos will be released by email and posted to our social media every Wednesday.
Virtually Vintage Cabaret is a throw back to the jazz age, crooners, and smokey night clubs from days gone by. Featuring a whole new line up of Lyric performers! In solidarity with our community, we will donate a portion of the virtual cabaret ticket sales to Cobb Community Foundation’s Operation Meal Plan.
A link to the video will be emailed to the ticket holders on June 4th.
Stars and Stripes Cabaret will be full of patriotic themes- just in time for Independence Day! Lyric favorites show off their best Americana songs in this one-hour tribute cabaret. In solidarity with our community, we will donate a portion of the virtual cabaret ticket sales to Cobb Community Foundation’s Operation Meal Plan.
A link to the video will be emailed to the ticket holders on July 2nd.
Did you know there is an easy way to make a meaningful impact on the Lyric without it making a noticeable impact on your bank account?
All you have to do is sign up to be a RECURRING DONOR when you make an online donation. Even a donation as small as $20/month goes a long way towards helping us continue UPLIFTING, ENLIGHTENING, and ENTERTAINING Greater Atlanta audiences.
In celebration of our 41st Season, will you consider being a new recurring donor? We need your support!
YOU get to choose the donation amount!
YOU get to choose the day of the month!
YOU get to sustain the Lyric in a manageable and meaningful way!
Everyday ways you can support the Lyric:
1. You can link your Kroger Plus account to the Lyric. Go to Kroger.com, and you will find a place under the "community rewards" section to link to the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Every time you shop at Kroger, you will be helping us!
2. Type smile.amazon in your web browser and open the page. Click the "supporting" drop down arrow and type in Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Inc. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Lyric!
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST VIRTUAL PLAY READING FESTIVAL!
Actor's Express presents a lineup of new play readings by writers poised to make a mark on the national scene. Join us online and experience why Actor’s Express is one of the leading champions of contemporary playwrighting in America.
The reading is free. Register today. A streaming link will be emailed to you on the day of the performance.
Wet Nurse and In the Twilight
by Margaret Baldwin
Sunday, May 31 • 7:00 PM
A bill of short plays that echo with Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, as well as many of the great playwright’s short stories. Written by Suzi Bass Award-winning playwright Margaret Baldwin.
This is About You
by Edith Freni
Sunday, June 7 • 7:00 PM
A marine biologist navigates the messy details of her life, including her pushy co-workers, her Aplatonic male roommate, and a dolphin with whom she has an intense relationship.
Merely Players Presents will produce Daniel Guyton's "Prison Monologues, Part I" as a Zoom performance on June 5, 2020 at 7pm.
"Prison Monologues" was a huge hit at the 2015 Atlanta Fringe Festival, as well as the 2016 Classic City Fringe Festival. We've brought together most of the original line-up for this special one-night only event. Featuring four monologues:
THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN starring KATE GUYTON: A young trailer park debutante shares her zany story of how she got arrested in this hilarious monologue.
HATE MALE starring JADE FERNANDEZ: An abused, angry young woman tries to lure a prison guard into a dangerous affair in this terrifying and emotional monologue.
JANUARY'S ALIBI starring TANYA FREEMAN: A recovering drug addict tries to explain to police detectives why she's innocent of murder in this uncomfortably funny monologue.
SAY HI TO AGNES FOR ME starring PEG THON: An older prisoner tries to show a younger girl the ropes in this tragicomic monologue.
To sign up, please click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054fa5a629a7fb6-live2
Join us for Legacy on the Lawn!
Join us on the Legacy Lawn for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Enjoy live theatre, outdoors and socially distanced!
Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. This show is family-friendly and the perfect "pick me up" for everyone.
We appreciate your support and are honored to bring you options to keep our community safe and connected this summer.
Tuesdays-Sundays at 7:45pm
Summer at Horizon Theatre
NEW WEEKLY SERIES: TOM TALKS
Delve into the world of art, entertainment, and culture.
LIVE: SATURDAY, MAY 30 5PM
Join Co-Artistic Director Lisa Adler and Horizon Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II, former Co-Artistic Director of Jomandi Productions for the launch of our new weekly series, Tom Talks.
To kick it off, Lisa will interview Tom about his many successful Horizon shows (Sweet Water Taste, Blackberry Daze, The Bluest Eye, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, and more) and his theatrical adventures around the country from directing the stage play for the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" to Broadway-bound musicals and international productions.
Future episodes of Tom Talks will premiere each week with Tom interviewing special guests from the world of arts, entertainment, politics, and culture. We'll have a live Zoom audience for participating each week, and then the interview will remain available on our website.
Sign up using the Zoom link below to watch and ask questions.
HORIZON AT HOME: SING WITH KEENA
Voice Lessons for our Audience Members!
Have you ever wanted to sing on Broadway or even on The Horizon stage?! Here is your chance!
As part of our new HORIZON AT HOME SERIES: HORIZON AT PLAY, we have designed a unique and fun experience for our audience, a chance to train with a professional voice teacher/singing coach. Horizon’s Sing With Keena is an exciting new way to receive virtual voice lessons from a professional in a supportive and entertaining environment.
The first class will meet Monday, June 1, 2020 from 7-8:30PM. Sign-up now! Slots are going fast! You can sign up to participate – or you can just sign up to watch! Whichever you choose, use the link below to be a part of the music.*
*This class is designed for audience members, not professional actors/singers.