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Théâtre du Rêve’s Carolyn Cook writes and performs in new film
Atlanta’s TdR partners with Penobscot Theatre Company to produce new work 

 

Atlanta’s unique Francophone theatre company, Théâtre du Rêve (Theatre of the Dream), continues its 25th anniversary season from April 22 - May 9 with a new digital collaboration. Penobscot Theatre Company, a regional theatre in Bangor, Maine, has commissioned TdR to create Je ne suis pas Evangeline (I am not Evangeline), a film that brings the stories of Acadian women to life through the lens of Longfellow’s epic poem, “Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie.”  

This film follows Eva, who has lived her life in the shadow of this mythic romantic heroine. Je ne suis pas Evangeline (I am not Evangeline) brings the stories of real Acadian women to life and examines how these strong, opinionated women are woven into Maine’s contemporary fabric. As Eva packs up her home in Georgia to return to Maine, she reminisces about her strong Francophone and Acadian ancestors who imbued her with grit, humor, and wisdom.

The film is directed by Lauren Morris and also features Atlanta actor Jennifer Schottstaedt. It is performed in English and French, with subtitles.

Carolyn Cook, TdR’s Artistic Director, has been a mainstay of Atlanta theatres since 1989, working with such companies as Georgia Shakespeare, Horizon Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, Seven Stages, and Theater Emory. She founded TdR in 1995-96, and has spent the last 25 years writing, directing, and performing in Francophone works.

On the partnership, which marks TdR’s first major co-production with a regional theatre, Cook remarked, “I fell head over heels in love with Maine more than a decade ago, when Théâtre du Rêve toured with a French-language play to Portland. Since then I've been digging into Maine's Francophone history and finding stories that just cry out to be told. I'm thrilled to be working with Penobscot Theatre on this dream project."

TdR’s 25th anniversary season will continue with a Virtual Salon, Modern West Africa: Francophone African Voices of the 21st Century, a celebration of the novelists, playwrights, and poets of today’s Francophone Africa, on Sunday, May 16. The season will conclude with a 25th Anniversary Gala, an exciting evening of celebration and reflection, on June 26.

A (low-res) behind-the-scenes video on the making of Je ne suis pas Evangeline is available 
here.

What: Je Ne Suis Pas Evangeline, in English and French, with subtitles

Where: Streaming as part of Penobscot Theatre’s digital season 

When: April 22 - May 9, 2021

How: Tickets available now at https://boxofficex.printtixusa.com/penobscot/donate?w=Streaming

Carolyn Cook (l) and Jennifer Schottstaedt as "Eva" and "Evangeline" during shooting for "Je ne suis pas Evangeline (I am not Evangeline)," streaming April 22 - May 9 at penobscottheatre.org.

ART OF ACTIVISM

CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF ATLANTA’S ARTS AAPI COMMUNITY

ONLINE APRIL 18 1 – 3 PM EDT

Join 7 Stages for a special virtual conversation with Skye Passmore, Michelle Pokopac, Amee Vyas, Jack Ha and Associate Artistic Director Marium Khalid about the resilience and multifacetedness of the local AAPI artistic community, the reverberations of recent events, combatting Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic sentiment, and the Atlanta art scene’s relationship to social justice and politics. 

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CHARMED ONES

7 STAGES OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE

PREMIERES APRIL 29 AT 7:30 PM ET

Celebrating the beauty, truth and good within our othered communities.

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Asking how one experiences joy in America, a southern queer black dancer and drag queen -Corian Ellisor unites an ensemble of queer artists being pushed aside by their othering identifiers including race and gender.

In collaboration with the Georgia Center for the Book and Decatur Library, 7 Stages presents

DYSPHORIA, OR, HORMONES DON’T HARM TRANS PEOPLE—PEOPLE DO

Join us for an evening of real talk, expert analysis, and storytelling with Scott Turner Schofield online

The entire event was recorded and is available HERE!

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Choose Your Own Shakespeare!

 

Join us on Zoom for Choose Your Own Shakespeare: 3 nights of Flipped Costumed Readings!


April 18 3pm As You Like It

$10 per reading or $25 if all 3 are purchased at the same time. All funds go toward a new home for Live Arts! 

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It's Time to Eat, Drynke, and be Merrie!

We have been working closely with our local government officials to ensure we are able to open the Festival in the safest manner possible.

We are happy to announce the gates of Newcastle will open May 1 thru June 13 -
Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday from 10:30am to 6pm.

There will be Covid protocols and policies in place during your visit - for the latest updates, go here.

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Enjoy a full day of Fun and Entertainment

 

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Center for Puppetry Arts 1

The Reluctant Dragon

April 16-25  (Fri / Sat / Sun)

Folktale Favorites Come to Life

 

By All Hands Productions of Atlanta, GA

A princess and a dragon learn the value of friendship in this engaging retelling of the Kenneth Grahame classic. Your ticket includes the performance, entry to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and a Create-A-Puppet Wokrshop™. 

David really knows how to engage an audience! He is a delightful performer and an excellent musician. I just love how brings his puppets to life, Great fun for the whole family!   -Cheryl Henson, President of the Jim Henson Foundation

Performance Times: Fri: 10am & 12n | Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | Sun: 1pm & 3pm     

       

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ Times

-Weekdays- 10:45am-12pm | 12:45pm-1:45pm (closed for cleaning 12pm-12:45pm)

-Sat: 11:45-1pm | 3:45pm-4:45pm (closed for cleaning 1pm-1:45pm)

-Sun: 1:45pm-3pm | 3:45-4:45pm (closed for cleaning 3pm-3:45pm)

 

Create-Puppet-Workshop™: Reluctant Dragon Rod & String Puppet

Program Length: 45-50 Minutes

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The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show

April 30 - May 9   (Fri / Sat / Sun)

A Twisted Tangle of Tales

 

By Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy of Atlanta, GA

Little Red rides into the Center with the Big Bad Wolf working double-time in this twisted, tangle of tales in The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show. Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” performs this fast-paced show that “squishes” together two childhood favorites with just one Big Bad Wolf who can really bring down the house. It’s a curly “tale” not to be missed.  Your ticket includes the performance, entry to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and a Create-A-Puppet Wokrshop™. 

Performance Times: Fri: 10am & 12n | Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | Sun: 1pm & 3pm    

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ Times

-Weekdays- 10:45am-12pm | 12:45pm-1:45pm (closed for cleaning 12pm-12:45pm)

-Sat: 11:45-1pm | 3:45pm-4:45pm (closed for cleaning 1pm-1:45pm)

-Sun: 1:45pm-3pm | 3:45-4:45pm (closed for cleaning 3pm-3:45pm)

 

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Portly Pig Hand Puppet

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Pinocchio

May 14-23   (Fri / Sat / Sun)

Ordinary Items Become Extraordinary Characters

 

By "That Puppet Guy" Lee Bryan

Upcycled thrift store finds get new life in this unique retelling of the most classic puppet tale. You’ll see baskets become crickets, cooking pots become foxes, and a puppet just might turn into real “live” boy.  This solo “tour de farce” combines prop comedy, found object puppetry and original sound compositions for a laugh-out loud experience perfect for the whole family. Your ticket includes the performance, entry to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™.

 

Performance Times: Fri: 10am & 12n | Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | Sun: 1pm & 3pm    

 

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ Times

-Weekdays- 10:45am-12pm | 12:45pm-1:45pm (closed for cleaning 12pm-12:45pm)

-Sat: 11:45-1pm | 3:45pm-4:45pm (closed for cleaning 1pm-1:45pm)

-Sun: 1:45pm-3pm | 3:45-4:45pmpm (closed for cleaning 3pm-3:45pm)
 

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Creaking Cricket Rod Puppet

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LITTLE WOMEN
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

BOOK BY ALLAN KNEE, LYRICS BY MINDI DICKSTEIN,
​AND MUSIC BY JASON HOWLAND

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

In 2019, we presented LITTLE WOMEN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL to much acclaim, including seven Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre (MAT) Award nominations! We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be remounting the show for streaming audiences, live-captured on the Legion Theatre stage.

STREAMING THIS MAY – GET TICKETS NOW

  • Friday, May 7, 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 8, 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, May 9, 3:00 PM* – A Perfect Mother’s Day Activity!

  • Friday, May 14, 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 15, 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, May 16, 3:00 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.

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APRIL 18  AT 2 PM EDT

Piccadilly Puppets Family Friendly Butterfly Bash

Jess Lucas Park, Hapeville

Bring your family to this wonderful FREE show as Mother Nature follows Katy and Kevin Caterpillar through the stages of their lives- from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly- and their fascinating migration to Mexico. Mother Nature can narrate in English and/or Spanish when requested. There will be a butterfly puppet making workshop for all in attendance following the show. This show is sponsored with generous support of the City of Hapeville and its citizens!

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MAY 8 AT 7 PM EDT

MAY 9 AT 3 PM EDT

You Can't Sing That! A Reverse Cabaret

Jess Lucas Park, Hapeville

Olivia Sloan Ivey leads an all star cast of performers who sing songs from parts in which they'll never be cast!

Hear this brand-new cabaret of actors and singers in roles they will never get to play on stage! How many male singers have longed to sing 'Don't Rain on My Parade' from Funny Girl? How many women have longed to sing 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'' from Oklahoma? Watch these hopes and dreams come true!

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Welcome to Marietta Theatre Company

WE ARE BACK! DELLA’S DINER OPENS APRIL 23!

Della’s Diner is the story of a “woman with a past” who moves to Morning Glory Mountain in Tennessee and realizes her dream of opening a diner. In this zany comedy, will Della bust her grandson, Joey, out of reform school? Can Connie Sue Day regain her crown as America’s Country Music Queen? Will Ronnie Frank Flaugher realize his dream of a double-wide trailer?

These mysteries will be revealed in this hilarious off-Broadway song and dance musical comedy with original country, blues, gospel, and rockabilly tunes. Come on down to Della’s Diner where you’ll be scattered, smothered, and covered with laughter and surprises!

“Della’s Diner,” book by Tom Edwards, music by Harris Wheeler, and lyrics by Mary L. Fisher, premiered in Atlanta in 1982 at Gene and Gabe’s and ran for two years, developing a cult following and selling out nightly.


Note – all patrons will be required to wear masks at all times, and other COVID protocols such as social-distancing will be observed. Individual tickets will NOT be sold for this event – we will only be selling tables (4 seats each).

Starring Gina Ann Riggs, Heather Schutz, Lindsey Clotfelter, Jeff Cooper, Jarius Cliett, and Blaine Clotfelter. 

Directed by Claudio Pestana

Music Directed by Harris Wheeler

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Shattered is the first original piece in RoleCall Theater's new "Our Grimm World" play series.

Shattered explores the darker, untold story of Cinderella that's been hidden until now. Are we sure Cinderella was the sweet girl we've been told she was? What did she have to do, who did she have to betray to get her happily ever after? 

 

**This play contains dialogue revolving around human trafficking and sexual abuse.**

Written by Jack Padget

Story by Stephen Beehler & Jack Padget

Produced by Stephen Beehler

Directed by Stephanie Lee

PushPush Arts in College Park along with several Atlanta theater artists and groups are collaborating to present both original work and influential classics.


First in a series will be Harold Pinter’s timely short play, The Dumbwaiter.


“Dan Reichard brought this project to PushPush Arts last winter just after the January 6th Insurrection on our nation’s capital.”, says Eric Bombe-Ire, PushPush Arts’ Festival Co-Director. “I always loved the play but hadn’t read it in years.” said Tim Habeger, Co-Founder of PushPush Arts. “Somehow theater of the absurd fits like a glove for the times we’re living through.”


In this comedy, Gus and Ben wait for the day’s assignment in a run down basement in 1950’s Birmingham, UK. Ben passes the time by reading the day’s news to his protege, Gus. Increasingly, the news becomes harder to trust and eventually everything else in the room takes on a rather absurd twist. Are they being played with or is their world simply not making sense anymore?
Ben was born to follow instructions and to always trust his superiors but with every question Gus asks, Ben’s comfy white-male world becomes stranger and stranger until everything implodes. Directed by John Ammerman with an original score by Jeffery Butzer, the role of Ben is played by Dan Reichard and Gus is played by Tim Habeger


April 23-May 16th, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm
Pay-what-you-can $10 - $25.


Socially distant seating inside an 800sq ft space at PushPush Arts’ new venue in Downtown College Park.

 

RSVP here - https://fb.me/e/283Jy4Vl5

Community Conversations x 2!

This month we have two, count 'em TWO - amazing Community Conversations!

True Colors Theatre Company is proud to present The Right to the Stage: Theatre for our Youth in partnership with the Atlanta Music Project. Disparities in education, especially for Black communities, have been an ongoing challenge; this has been especially true in the arts. Black youth continue to face greater obstacles to accessing the arts. As arts and cultural institutions continue to develop innovative ways to provide access to the most vulnerable in our communities, this timely Community Conversation will feature leading voices who are on the front lines of the fight to ensure that a child’s zip code or background does not determine their ability to engage with the arts.

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True Colors Theatre Company is delighted to present a timely Community Conversation on access to professional opportunities for Black opera singers, in partnership with The Atlanta Opera. In this time of cultural awareness and cultural upheaval, there is a call for greater representation and visibility on our stages, including on the grand opera stages of our country. Emerging singers of color continue to face unique challenges to accessing the pipeline that leads to a professional career. As we prepare to present our Concert for Unity on May 8 and 9, we invite you to join us for a panel of distinguished artists and educators as they discuss their personal experiences and ways to lift every voice in our communities.

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Produced by Cobb PARKS and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, come celebrate storytelling and fabulous music with this rousing Calypso-flavored concert of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND features Atlanta actors and musicians. Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty.

 

STREAMING

April 29 - 8:00 PM

April 30 - 8:00 PM

May 1 - 8:00 PM

May 2 - 3:00 PM

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Tickets on sale April 12

Thank you!

Back by popular demand, Cobb PARKS and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre are producing a full summer drive-in concert season. Featuring local actors, singers, and musicians, we're in for a thrilling summer!

LUMINOUS

APRIL 24    4:00PM & 7:30PM

LUMINOUS is a cabaret centered entirely on musical theatre. The Atlanta Lyric Theatre produced LUMINOUS as an outdoor event and due to popular demand, it is making its drive-in debut as our season opener. With incredible singers and large dance numbers, it will fulfill that burning desire to return to live theatre. 

TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 12

UNPLUG BROADWAY

MAY 15    4:00PM & 7:30PM

UNPLUG BROADWAY is a revue centered entirely on musical theatre but with a folk twist. Presented with incredible folk singers and Atlanta actors, you will be singing and dancing along to many of these classic and modern showtunes, arranged by Chance Michael Wall.​

TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 26

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

JUNE 19    4:00PM & 7:30PM

​​TICKETS ON SALE MAY 31

DRIVE-IN CABARET:  80'S & 90's Edition

AUGUST 21    4:00PM & 7:30P

​TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 2

WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU BACK INSIDE!


We are thrilled to announce we will be going back inside the Jennie T Anderson Theatre this June.


We are going to kick off our indoor shows with a BANG as we present to you a large-scale, fully produced musical theatre revue, BEST of BROADWAY.  Singing, dancing, a kickin' live band on stage, beautiful set, dazzling lights...the whole thing! 

 

Everything flashy and sparkly you LOVE about musical theatre!!!


And best of all...INSIDE!

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 13

Seating will be socially-distanced and sold in pods. 


As a government facility, the Jennie T Anderson is following all COVID safety guidelines to the letter.


All patrons will be required to wear a mask inside the building.

Because of the VERY limited seating capacity we will be waiting to open our mainstage season until August. The royalties and licensing of our regular scripted shows are too expensive to produce at such strictly limited capacity. However, we will be opening our mainstage season in August. Stay tuned for the exact dates!

BEST of BROADWAY INFO AND TICKETS

If you missed our production of LUMINOUS, you are in luck!

Cobb County is including us in their popular Drive-in Series. 
We will be presenting a condensed version of our exciting musical theatre revue on the County's mobile stage, right in the Jennie T parking lot.

Tickets on sale April 12th!

DRIVE-IN INFO AND TICKETS

Click, Clack, Moo (Cows That Type)

 

Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!

 

The barn is too cold and the cows request electric blankets. When Farmer Brown says no, the cows and chickens go on strike! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Who will help them find a solution? Find out in a hilariously moving musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

April 18 at 2 PM

Click, Clack, Moo is a Springer Children’s Theatre production that will be presented on the Springer Outdoor Festival Stage. The Festival Stage is located outside of the Springer Opera House on the corner of 10th Street and 2nd Avenue.

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Read more about our Outdoor Weather Plans here!

EMMETT + TRAYVON + SUNS OF GOD

By Sonhara Eastman

Live Performance: May 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

 

Virtual Viewing Party: May 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM

 

Tickets are free for either performance, but please register in advance. Your link to join the event will be emailed to you upon registration. 

 

Emmett + Trayvon + Suns of God delves into Emmett (Till) and Trayvon (Martin’s) last moments on earth, and reexamines the unconscionable pain both endured that made their names synonymous with racial transgressions in America. Although neither realize it, both exist in the same space, craving earthly light — longing to be men, but never given a chance.

INFORMATION ON STRIPPED BARE HERE

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Junior executive Brooke invites her boss and his wife over for a dinner in the hopes of securing a promotion. While frantically getting ready, Brooke and her husband discover the hired help is coincidentally the boss’s ex-daughter-in-law. Just when it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, Brooke’s boss has an unfortunate announcement to make—though not as unfortunate as the candlestick attack, appetizer toss, and general chaos that then ensues. (PG13)

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FOUR SHOWS ONLY!


MAY 7-9

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This year there is no better gift than tickets to Broadway's ultimate mother-daughter hit musical!

In Mamma Mia! ABBA’s greatest hits help tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on a sunny Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, the daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable evening’s entertainment. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Important Information for Subscribers

Mamma Mia replaces the previously scheduled Into The Woods in our season schedule.

In order to bring this production to the stage safely for audiences, we have moved this production to the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Amphitheatre) in Alpharetta. Due to the increased seating capacity of the amphitheatre, Mamma Mia will run one weekend instead of two.

Subscribers with FIRST WEEKEND tickets to Into The Woods will be reassigned seats to Mamma Mia on the same day of the week and performance time.

Subscribers with SECOND WEEKEND (second Fri-Sun) tickets to Into The Woods will be moved to the corresponding day/time for the Friday-Sun run of Mamma Mia. (Example: if your tickets were for the Second Saturday matinee of Into The Woods, you will be assigned seats for the Saturday matinee performance of Mamma Mia.)

Subscribers with WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY tickets to Into The Woods will be contacted by our box office in the coming weeks to have you choose which performance of Mamma Mia you wish to attend. 

ALL TICKETS (subscribers and single tickets) for this special engagement will be WILL CALL on the day of the performance.

We request patience during this re-seating process. Our box office will do everything in their power to provide all subscribers with comparable seats at the new venue.

COVID-19 protocols will be enforced via state and CDC guidelines at the time of the performance.

 

MAMMA MIA!
MAY 7-9
AMERIS BANK AMPHITHEATRE
2200 Encore Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009  (Map)

The Threepenny Carmen

Composer: Georges Bizet
Librettists: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

April 23, 25, 28, 30 , May 2, 6, 8, 2021

part of the Molly Blank Big Tent Series

Carmen is no stranger to The Threepenny Bar. In this watering hole at the crossroads of nowhere, everyone has a story.

The Atlanta Opera’s all-new version of this beloved classic explores a modern Carmen. Set at the fringes of society, Bizet’s music is intertwined with the dramatic stomps and flourishes of flamenco. Walking a thin line between lust and death in one of opera’s most iconic love triangles.

The Big Tent at Cobb Energy Centre

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The Threepenny Opera

Composer: Kurt Weill
Librettist: Bertolt Brecht

April 22, 24, May 1, 5, 7, 9

part of the Molly Blank Big Tent Series
funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Since this opera was conceived with a splendor only a beggar could imagine, and since it had to be so cheap even a beggar could afford it, it is called The Threepenny Opera. This world premiere version is lovingly crafted by Tomer Zvulun.

Happy endings are the rule, but the ones who walk in shadow know the score.

The Big Tent at Cobb Energy Centre

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Imagine Broadway

May 1, 2021

The Company Players return for a Broadway-themed program.

Details coming soon!

Concert for Unity

May 8 -9, 2021

Featuring Black opera stars led by Company Player Morris Robinson, whose bass is “so deep and assured it’s as if a vibration goes through the audience every time he opens his mouth” (Globe and Mail, Canada). This concert will pay tribute to Atlanta’s diversity through a range of spirituals, gospel, rock and opera, in collaboration with the city’s True Colors Theatre Company, which celebrates the rich traditions of Black storytelling while giving voice to new artists from all cultures.

The Big Tent at Cobb Energy Centre

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Join The Atlanta Opera and True Colors Theatre Company for “Concert for Unity,” a special outdoor Mother’s Day concert featuring Black opera stars led by Atlanta Opera Company Player Morris Robinson, presented by the City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. This concert will pay tribute to Atlanta’s diversity through a range of spirituals, opera, and spoken word. So bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and join us for some fun in the sun!

The May 8th performance will be held at The Atlanta Opera’s Big Tent on the grounds of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. To purchase tickets, click here or call 404-881-8885.

The May 9th performance is a free outdoors Mother’s Day concert on the grounds of the Southwest Arts Center, presented by the City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. For tickets and seating information, click here.

How do you plan for adventure? 15-year-old Rory’s father always wanted to be an Arctic explorer, but had to settle for being a geography teacher in suburban England. When he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory decides to honor her dad’s lifelong dream and to take his ashes on one last, great expedition to the North Pole. Direct from a sold-out run on London’s West End, Tatty Hennessy’s epic and hilarious A Hundred Words For Snow will take you on an unforgettable journey through love, loss, and endless snow.

“★★★★ WARM, WITTY AND WONDERFUL” — The Stage

STREAMING ANYTIME APRIL 13 - MAY 2, 2021

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2021 VIRTUAL WOMEN IN THE ARTS & BUSINESS LUNCHEON!

 

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2021 WOMEN IN THE ARTS & BUSINESS LUNCHEON!

Women on the Rise: Resilience and Re-Emergence

2021 Virtual Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon 2021

April 30, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 

The 2021 Virtual Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon is right around the corner! Join us for an afternoon of celebratory connection, a live-streamed panel discussion with business and arts leaders, and a gourmet lunch (with a personal bottle of Prosecco!) — delivered right to your door! 

 

This year’s theme is "Women on the Rise: Resilience and Re-Emergence," and will feature an amazing panel of business and arts insiders, and celebrate the pioneering women who make up Atlanta's textured and diverse landscape. 

 

Sponsorship packages include an exclusive “Hall of Fame” for the women your company would like to honor, and a VIP pre-event cocktail lounge for your celebration! AND you can double YOUR community impact when you bid on any of our Artist–Led or Black-Owned Business packages in our online auction. 50% of all proceeds will go back to these artists and businesses!

 

Event tickets are free, but please register in advance.

WATCH PROMOTIONAL VIDEO HERE

REGISTER HERE

If interested in supporting the event via sponsorship, auction donations, or otherwise please contact Development Director Dalyla McGee at dalyla@synchrotheatre.com.

APR 22 - 24

MAY 6 - JUN 5

(No Monday Performances)

UNDER THE TENT SERIES

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From the book by Studs Terkel 
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg 
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor 
Directed by Tamilla Woodard

“Everyone should have something to point to, something to be proud of.” WORKING: A Musical explores what makes our work meaningful across all walks of life. Whether it be in an office, a restaurant, your home, or you’ve retired, this musical reminds us to celebrate not only what we do, but how we do it. With original songs by Lin-Manual Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor, the Alliance Theatre’s concert staging of WORKING will premiere as part of the Under the Tent series.

APR 15 - 18

UNDER THE TENT SERIES

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Inspired by the Newbery Medal-winning book by Ashley Bryan

Atlanta's favorite feathered funk band is back! Featuring original music composed by Eugene H. Russell IV and inspired by Ashley Bryan's children's book BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD, this family friendly concert will have you on your feet celebrating the uniqueness of each and every one of us. Shake your tailfeathers and dance to the music! 

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A Concert Experience Unlike Any Other!
Chinese Folk Music Meets Modern Pop

In-Person | on the Aurora Mainstage | Socially Distant

Aurora Theatre Welcomes: We Are The Young concert


May 1 AT 8:00PM on the Aurora Mainstage

Tickets sold in pods: from $50 (2 person pod)/$100 (4 person pod)

The Magic Eastern Ensemble is a group of talented young musicians influenced by both their heritage and environment to produce a one-of-a-kind experience. Their music is a fusion between traditional Chinese instruments like the Erhu, Guzheng, and Dizi with contemporary pop music. The We Are The Young Concert celebrates innovation. The show features new Chinese folk music along with J-Pop and English pop music.  Experience the Magic Eastern Ensemble on the Aurora Mainstage!

 

This is going to be so cool!

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A wall mural near the end of the Beltline at Irwin Street, Aug 13, 2016.
Photo by Mariann Martin

Southbound: True Life Tales from the ATL and Beyond  

Welcome to our newest Horizon at Home show! From the depths of the ATL, here are the stories bubbling up from artists on the Beltline to the West End to Buford Highway. True life tales told solo from the heart by writers, musicians, actors, journalists, leaders, celebrities – and just plain folks with great ATL stories to tell. Don’t miss this inaugural show with our stellar line-up of ATL artists ready to tell you their amazing true-life tales. This one’s on Zoom, but we’ll be live monthly (or more often) once our theatre re-opens. 

Our high energy hosts are actor/writers Megan Hayes (Horizon’s Sex with Strangers and Waffle Palace Christmas) and Brittani Minnieweather (Sweet Water Taste and The Ghosts of Little Five Points). Our guests are all amazing Horizon/ATL artists telling their personal tales, taking us on a journey from a religious cult in North Georgia to a family vacation gone awry to the impact of meeting Sidney Poitier.

The show premieres on Monday, April 5 at 8pm!

Reserve your "seat"!

MEET THE HOSTS

MEET THE FEATURED GUESTS

If you missed the live inaugural show on Zoom, you can still catch our stellar line-up of ATL artists online on our Horizon at Home SOUTHBOUND page!

Check it out! And if you watch, put your comments on YouTube or send them to us at southbound@horizontheatre.com 

Watch the recording anytime online!

April 2 - 24, 2021 / Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. VENUS IN FUR is a mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.

 

***Covid Safety Alert: Masks are required. Temperatures will be checked at the door. Please be considerate to others.

“The teeter-tottering test of wills that takes place in VENUS IN FUR makes even the most fraught encounter between a domineering director and a sensitive performer seem like a play date in the sandbox... ninety minutes of good, kinky fun...” —NY Times

 

“VENUS IN FUR invites both carnal and cerebral excitement…” —Village Voice

 

“Ives has crafted a modern take on a classic tale, skillfully twisting his plot and characters in a fast-paced journey into one man’s entrapment by a clever, vengeful female.” —Associated Press

 

“You want funny? You want sexy? Then you’ll want to see VENUS IN FUR.” —New Jersey Newsroom

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PACKING UP POLLY

By Leslie Kimbell
Directed by Barry West


April 9 - April 25, 2021
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm & Sunday at 3:00 pm


Polly Porter...famous 1970's gospel singer of the group POLLY PORTER & THE PRAISE HIS NAME SINGERS, has died. Her daughter Caroline has come home to Savannah, GA to pack up Miss Polly's house...but there is just one little problem (or two or three) Miss Polly was an extreme hoarder of epic proportions...Caroline's useless siblings are MIA...and her three best friends from high school, former co-cheerleaders, have all shown up ... UNANNOUNCED! Lizzy now owns the Miss Georgia Belle Pageantry system; Donna Jo is the local community theatre diva and Becca is having a late in life geriatric pregnancy with baby number five. The Gospel music plays and the margaritas pour...as the four ladies laugh, cry, scream and come together to pack up Miss Polly's house, heal old wounds and make new plans for the future.

MORE INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO TICKETS HERE

ALLIANCE THEATRE'S KATHY & KEN BERNHARDT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG

Presents

MAR 16 - APR 30, 2021

ALLIANCE THEATRE ANYWHERE

Conceived and Directed by Ameenah Kaplan

Inspired by In the West End written by Will Power and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Original Compositions by Eugene H. Russell IV, Okorie "OKCello" Johnson, and Akumba Bynum-Roberson

Theme Music and Sound Design by Multiband Studios

Director of Photography: Felipe Barral

Video Editing: MJ Sieber

Line Producer: Chris Moses

Associate Producer: Olivia Aston Bosworth 

First AD: Kendra Johnson

Inspired by the children's book In the West End by Will Power and R. Gregory Christie, this aural adventure will immerse you in the sounds of Atlanta’s historic West End neighborhood. From the talk on the sidewalks to the whoosh of the MARTA trains, join us for a rhythmic and tasty trip through the epicenter of vegan cooking in Atlanta.  

Recommended for children 0-5 and their grown-ups.

Find More Information Here

See The Sounds of the West End as part of a membership or package.  

Read more about our reopening plans and procedures.

 

Donate.

 

KATHY & KEN BERNHARDT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG PACKAGE

$50 PER FAMILY.
GET ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT DESIGNED WITH YOUR CHILD'S CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIND. 
INCLUDING:

  • Streaming performances of all three TVY performances

  • Monthly family workshops connected to the productions

  • Virtual Songwriting class for toddlers with artists from In My Granny's Garden production

  • Episodic audio adventures inspired by each of our TVY plays

  • Online video library of at-home creative learning activities

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MAR 17 - MAY 31, 2021

ALLIANCE THEATRE ANYWHERE

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SPOTLIGHT STUDIO

8 Artist Curated Shows
Coming Mid-March
Descriptions of Round 1 are below

The Spotlight Studio is dedicated to spotlighting local Atlanta artists. Whatever their story, whatever their vibe. The Spotlight Studio is a platform for innovative creation. 

Price: Donation Only (or included with Annual Membership)

SAVAGE DAUGHTER

"Savage Daughter" is a multi-media short film focusing on the Native American experience in the arts. The film will incorporate Native art, dance and song integrated with the western ideal of filmmaking, the focus being privileged and its consequences. "Savage Daughter" will follow the artistic journey of two girls; one white, one Native and delve into the sects of culture, socioeconomic class and available resources on a child's future.

First Programs are Now Available:

CRACKING ZEUS

"Cracking Zeus" is a present-day myth about religion, dependency, and redemption. Drug addiction is a scourge that affects nearly the entire world, but has dramatically impacted minority communities in urban areas. This tragicomedy draws a parallel between the rigid structure of the Grecian pantheon and modern views on social hierarchies that valorize power and demonize addiction

 

 

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AINT LEAVIN

Why do we resist change? Why won’t we take action? Why must you be wrong for me to be right? “Ain’t Leavin'” is a poetic, and somewhat haunting, short film which explores these very questions. From the perspective of a folksy orator, played by local artist Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, the viewer is asked to examine the fear and the ignorance that often keep us stagnant; or more often, make us dangerous to ourselves and others.

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APR 6 - MAY 31, 2021

ALLIANCE THEATRE ANYWHERE

BACKSTAGE ATLANTA

Documentary Series
 

Atlanta’s roots run deep. Peel back the layers of culture that define this city in Backstage Atlanta. A behind-the-scenes look at the art, food, and style that make this city tick.

Price: $9.99 for entire series (or included with Annual Membership)

MORE INFORMATION HERE

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ACTOR’S EXPRESS LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER SERIALIZED PODCAST SERIES

SEVENTH EPISODE NOW AVAILABLE

 

This February, Actor’s Express will launch its first-ever serialized podcast series - “Crossroads.” Actor’s Express has commissioned six BIPOC Atlanta writers to write this original podcast drama. Taking place over seven episodes, “Crossroads” is an adventure that takes place throughout time and space.

 

Artistic Director Freddie Ashley says, “Since the beginning of the pandemic, Actor’s Express has been experimenting with different ways to bring stories to our audiences. Like most other theatres during this time, we have sought ways to turn the challenges of the moment into opportunities to expand our notions of what theatre can be. Amanda Washington, our National New Play Network Producer in Residence, had a podcast drama idea. She and I brainstormed about the shape it would take, and we are excited by the process.”

 

Crossroads” is a BIPOC centered podcast. Director Amanda Washington breaks down the impact of this project, "As an African-American woman, the fight for equality, diversity, and inclusion in theatre is daunting at times. On certain days theatre seems to make significant progress. On other days, it seems the theatre industry is in the same place that it was 50 years ago—with my voice being silenced, misinterpreted, or only used to tell the African-American culture story. I used the word daunting because, in my mind, it implies the struggle but also the continuation of working toward a better tomorrow. When assembling this cohort of playwrights, I wanted to amplify people of color's voices, but I also wanted them to feel free to write about life's intersectionality. Crossroads has turned into a beautiful, adventurous story by people of color, about people of color, and for people of color.".

 

ABOUT CROSSROADS

It is the journey of living and what someone will sacrifice in order to live.

 

Three friends feel stuck in their lives in a dead-end town. One evening, they kill time in an abandoned playground and fantasize about the changes they’d make in their lives if given the chance to trade their souls. Their innocent game unwittingly catapults them into a dangerous adventure that hurdles them through time and space into a strange world that brings them face-to-face with the Devil herself.

 

Crossroads” challenges concepts of Earth and Hell, and explores the limits we’ll go to in the search of life, happiness and liberation.

 

Crossroads” will be available starting Friday, February 26, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Podcast, and Spotify.

 

Crossroads” can also be found on the Actor’s Express website.

FREDDIE ON THE PODCAST

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, Actor’s Express has been experimenting with different ways to bring stories to our audiences. Like most other theatres during this time, we have sought ways to turn the challenges of the moment into opportunities to expand our notions of what theatre can be. Amanda Washington, our National New Play Network Producer in Residence, had a podcast drama idea. She and I brainstormed about the shape it would take, and we are excited by the process.”

-- Artistic Director Freddie Ashley

IMPACT OF DIVERSE STORIES

"As an African-American woman, the fight for equality, diversity, and inclusion in theatre is daunting at times. On certain days theatre seems to make significant progress. On other days, it seems the theatre industry is in the same place that it was 50 years ago—with my voice being silenced, misinterpreted, or only used to tell the African-American culture story. I used the word daunting because, in my mind, it implies the struggle but also the continuation of working toward a better tomorrow. When assembling this cohort of playwrights, I wanted to amplify people of color's voices, but I also wanted them to feel free to write about life's intersectionality. "Crossroads" has turned into a beautiful, adventurous story by people of color, about people of color, and for people of color."

"Crossroads" Director Amanda Washington

 

SPONSORS

Crossroads” was made possible by a grant from the National New Play Network and Lead Sponsors Mark Williamson and John and Pat Valleroy.

 

ABOUT THE WRITERS

Actor’s Express has commissioned six BIPOC Atlanta writers to write this original podcast serialized podcast series - Natasha Patel, Quinn Xavier Hernandez, Skye Passmore, Kayla Parker, Avery Sharpe, Amina S. McIntyre.

 

This project is entirely BIPOC-centered. All of the lead artists, including the writers, producer/director, composer, and most of the cast, are BIPOC artists whose lived experiences exist at multiple intersections.

 

ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS

Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta's artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city, and to enhance Atlanta's reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance.

 

Actor’s Express is located on the westside of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.

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Elm Street Launches New Monthly Comedy Series with Jessica It’s All Good

Earlier this year, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village debuted a new monthly stand-up comedy series for audiences in-person and online - “The Lasting Laugh.” Hosted by Jessica It’s All Good, this serial comedy show will be featuring Atlanta’s favorite clean comics and not so clean comics who just cleaned up for this show. Designed as a series, there will be a new set of comics joining Jessica every month. Audiences can come in-person with a limited amount of socially distanced tickets or enjoy the show right from home with a digital livestream ticket option.

“We are excited to bring a more regular stand-up comedy series home to Woodstock! We’ve seen how much our audiences love the Last Laugh competition, and we wanted to bring them that same fun energy both in person and from the comfort of their own homes,” explains Elm Street’s Production Manager Brian Gamel. Comedian, DJ, and actress Jessica It’s All Good is no stranger to Elm Street, having been involved in the organization’s educational programming and various comedy shows. “We are so excited to be able to partner with Jessica again for this series full of excitement and laughter for the whole family.”

“I'm super excited to be a part of Elm Street in this new way,” says host Jessica It’s All Good. “It has been so wonderful being the host of The Last Laugh competition for so many years. When the pandemic hit, I was devastated by all the comedy opportunities I lost. Then the theater and I started talking about doing a regular show that is pandemic-friendly and there was born The Lasting Laugh. Not only do I love that it is streaming so people at home can still enjoy the beauty of comedy here at Elm Street, but I also love that it is an opportunity to be a part of the theater on a more regular occasion and to give more comedians work. I am not the only comedian who is devastated by the loss of work during the Coronavirus epidemic. So this is a great way to keep people entertained as safely as possible. We are ready to make you laugh and I think it's safe to say that we all need it.”

Each show is a one-night event in-person that streams for two full weeks afterward. “The Lasting Laugh” is recommended for ages 12+ due to content. Audiences in-person or online will enjoy constant laughs from unexpected guest comedians. Concessions, Reformation beer, and wine will be available for purchase via seatside service. Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks as well as spikes and is working diligently to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of audience members, volunteers, and the artists. Elm Street’s full guidelines can be found here: www.elmstreetarts.org/before-you-go

Tickets are on sale now at www.elmstreetarts.org and will not be sold at the door.

Saturday April 10th - 7:30pm EST *Streaming 4/10 - 4/24 at 11:59pm EST

Saturday May 8th - 7:30pm EST *Streaming 5/8 - 5/22 at 11:59pm EST

Saturday June 19th - 7:30pm EST *Streaming 6/19 - 7/3 at 11:59pm EST

Saturday July 10th - 7:30pm EST *Streaming 7/10 - 7/24 at 11:59pm EST 

 

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
City Center Auditorium
8534 Main St. Woodstock, GA 30188                                                                                              

Call 678.494.4251 for More Information

SIT-IN, our first ever animated short, is now available to stream.

Written by Atlanta's bestselling author, playwright, and Civil Rights Activist, Pearl Cleage, this original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history. Featuring a mixture of Civil Rights anthems and new freedom songs composed specifically for the feature, Sit-In follows three friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, and powerfully apply those lessons to issues we all face today. 

January 8 - June 30

SIT-IN »

Horizon Theatre has made its virtual production of LOVE, M. and its  post-show discussion available all through 2021.  Access HERE or HERE.

See Our Review HERE

It may sound like a joke, but for Elliot and Molly, two intellectuals struggling with the realities of romance, it’s a very real equation that will take both of them working together to solve. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment.

Written by the Tony-Award-Winning playwright Itamar Moses (Band’s Visit, Nobody Loves You, Fortress of Solitude) this modern rom-com inspires both laughter and empathy when it comes to nerds in love.

At its heart, Completeness is a play about the impossibility of certainty…in life, love, and cellular reproduction. At turns hilarious and seductive, Completeness will inspire both laughter and empathy.

Tickets are free, but donations help our theatre keep going till we can come back live again (suggested donation $10/person). Registration is required. Audiences can register to attend the pre-recorded reading with live intro/post-show discussion at horizontheatre.com/horizon-at-home-completeness.

Register for Your Tickets Here!

See Our Review HERE

WATCH TRAILER HERE

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