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For more than 60 years THE SOUND OF MUSIC has been entertaining audiences around the globe with its gentle charms and its memorable songs by the legendary writing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows a young nun in training who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music, joy and love to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision. This, the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, features a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and, of course, the title number.
Opening September 10th for a three weekend run at the Byers Theatre in Sandy Springs, our production will be directed by Tony Award®-winner Shuler Hensley, with choreography by Cindy Mora Reiser.
City Springs Theatre Company presents
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
September 10-26, 2021
1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Laugh Out Loud
A NIGHT OF QUEER COMEDY!
Come laugh with some of Atlanta’s most hilarious queer stand up comics! Featuring the comedy stylings of Ian Aber, Matthew English, Julie Marateck, Lily Campbell, Karen Felix, and Julie Osborne.
ONE NIGHT ONLY: August 13, 2021
The Cotton Club Revue takes you back to a time when music and fashion were key.if you wanted to be noticed in Harlem, you would get a table at the famed Cotton Club.. This classy musical revue is a nonstop ride of truth, fun, comedy, and musical heaven. It features the music from artist like: Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Fats Waller, Billie Holliday and more. Songs like: "Stormy Weather," "'Taint Nobody's Bizness," "God Bless The Child," "Black and Blue," "Take The A-Train," and "Honeysuckle Rose" are just a few of what will have you stomping your feet with joy.
AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 3 FRI / SAT
BECOMING DR. RUTH
Directed by George Fox, this is the triumphant story of Karola Siegel, the girl who became Dr. Ruth (played by Eileen Koteles), a German-American sex therapist, media personality, author, radio, television talk show host, sniper, and Holocaust survivor. Her media career began in 1980 with the radio show Sexually Speaking, which continued until 1990. She has hosted several series on the Lifetime Channel and other cable television networks from 1984 to 1993 and is the author of 45 books on sex and sexuality.
August 19-22 and 26-29, 2021
Let’s get together
Our 2021 Celebration of Georgia Playwrights is August 28, and we’d love to see you there!
Register now - We hope you’re able to join us!
*We will be adhering to CDC recommendation in the conducting of this event.
Saturday, August 28, 2021 4:00 PM
2021 Celebration of Georgia Playwrights
Music and Lyrics By Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Legally Blonde is a musical based on the novel Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.
August 13th 7:30 PM
August 14th 7:30 PM
August 15th 2:30 PM
August 20th 7:30 PM
August 21st 7:30 PM
August 22nd 2:30 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC: AN ABBA TRIBUTE CONCERT
Aug 21, 2021
Aurora Theatre welcomes Innovative Theatrics to help us unleash our inner Dancing Queen with music from the supergroup ABBA. Don’t Take a Chance on missing this show. This music has been delighting fans for nearly 50 years, with some of Atlanta’s finest talents appearing to lay all of their love on you. The summer treat will be performed outdoors in the exciting new Lawrenceville Arts Center Courtyard. Grab your tickets today and say “There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright…and that show was Money, Money, Money!”
AUGUST 21 AT 8PM
in The Courtyard
Running Time 90 Minutes
Tickets are available in 3 sections.
VIP Tents: $270, includes 6 chairs and a table. 4 tents available.
Premium Seating: $30, seats provided in the first three rows.
General Admission: $20, bring your own camp chair.
Aurora Theatre Welcomes
MEN OF MOTOWN
Aug 27, 2021
After 2 Sold-Out Shows in June!
Aurora Welcomes back the Independent Artists Playhouse event Men of Motown: A Cabaret Tribute to the Legendary Label!
On a starry summer night, don’t miss the return engagement of Men of Motown on the new Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center Courtyard Stage. This cabaret will pay tribute to musicians like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5 and countless others who graced this label that stands for the sophistication, soul, and intelligence of the black man. We Heard It Through the Grapevine these Men of Motown will have you Sittin’ on the…edge of your seat and Dancing in the Streets
AUGUST 27 AT 8PM
in the Lawrenceville Arts Center Courtyard
Running Time 90 minutes • No intermission
Tickets are available in 3 sections.
VIP Tents: $330, includes 6 chairs and a table.
Premium Seating: $40, seats provided in the first three rows.
Bring Your Own Chair: $30, bring your own camp chair.
Outdoor Event (Restrooms, food and beverage service will be available inside the facility).
If you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Aurora staff and volunteers will be masked regardless of vaccination status.
Anyone exhibiting any signs of a coronavirus, including but not limited to cough, fatigue, headache, excessive sneezing or elevated temperature, are asked to stay home.
Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
We are all in this together – we encourage wearing masks when moving about and not eating or drinking.
We believe that maintaining the health and safety of our community, including our staff, artists and patrons, shouldn’t be a matter of debate or political preference. To that end, we ask everyone in our community to respect these policies.
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and patience.
The Situation is fluid. Please check back for updates.
Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion. Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken in twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.
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AUG 17 - MAY 31, 2022
ALLIANCE THEATRE ANYWHERE
RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AUDIENCES.
THE KATHY & KEN BERNHARDT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG SERIES
Conceived and Directed by Ameenah Kaplan
Inspired by In the West End written by Will Power and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, commissioned by the Alliance Theatre in partnership with the Mayor's Summer Reading Club
This aural adventure will immerse you in the sounds of the historic Atlanta 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.
Aurora Theatre Presents
SONG & DANCE
Aug 28, 2021-Sep 12, 2021
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Don Black
Co-Direction by Lilliangina Quiñones & Justin Anderson
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Angela Harris
Aurora Theatre returns with a live and in-person musical for a special limited engagement, Song and Dance by legendary musical theatre icon, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The first act told entirely in “Song” features India Tyree in the tour-de-force role that won Bernadette Peters her first Tony Award. The second act is told through “Dance,” and features cello virtuoso Noah Johnson with choreography by Angela Harris the Executive Artistic Director of Dance Canvas. Two very different acts tied together by a unifying love story to create a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience from the creator Cats, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.
Content advisory: mild mature
The Drowsy Chaperone
August 25 - September 5, 2021
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Aug 18-Sept 26
FRI SAT SUN
Clap and Sing Along to Stories From Rhymeville
Adapted by Amy Sweeney
Mother Goose is missing, but you can help find her with some assistance from your favorite nursery rhyme characters. Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill and all the other citizens of Rhymeville need help to look for clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts. Bright colors, fun original music, familiar stories engage children in a creative experience that supports learning and social development. The whole family is invited to clap and sing along!
Performance Times: Fri: 10am & 12n | Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | Sun: 1pm & 3pm
CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOP SCHEDULE SUMMER 2021
Thursdays (when puppet shows are scheduled—not every Thursday—please check calendar): 10:45am-12pm and 12:45pm-2pm
Fridays: 10:45am-12pm and 12:45pm-2pm
Saturdays: 11:45am-1pm, 1:45pm-3pm, 3:45pm-5pm
Sundays: 1:45pm-3pm, 3:45pm-5pm
*NOTE: groups can be scheduled for instructor-led Create-A-Puppet Workshops weekdays at 10am and 12pm—contact the Ticket Office for details!
Themes: Rhyming, counting, sorting, problem solving
Puppetry Styles: Hand, Rod, Shadow
Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Shy Sheep Hand Puppet
Mother Goose Sensory-Friendly Sunday: Sept 19
Join us for “come as you are” programming, perfect for guests with sensory sensitivities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and guests with unique learning needs.
Performance alterations include adjusted lights and sounds, freedom to talk and to leave seats, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ classrooms feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs.
Worlds of Puppetry Museum exhibits featured modified lighting and specialized educational activities. Noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, and fidget toys are available upon request, and social stories are available for download on our website.
Worlds of Puppetry Museum Exhibits: 12-5pm
Performances: 1pm & 3pm
Create-A-Puppet Workshops™: 12-5pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jasmine Renee Ellis as Bottom (Photo by Daniel Parvis)
Playing August 05, 2021 to September 05, 2021
Two pairs of lovers (one requited, other…it’s complicated...) and a rag-tag group of thespians find themselves lost in the woods right as the fairy kingdom is turned on its head by its quarreling leaders. Nature will never be the same! Lord what fools these mortals be!
All female cast and crew!
LIVE AND IN-PERSON INDOOR PERFORMANCES AT THE TAVERN YAY!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR REOPENING*:
First thing to note is we open happily and with the awareness that things can change. We will continue to adapt and update our protocols and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic to keep everyone safe. We’re looking at you, Delta Variant. Please check here often for the latest information.
While in Georgia, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse cannot require that all audiences be vaccinated....but we think it’s a good idea if they are. In fact we would love it if you were. If you are not vaccinated, stay home and stay safe! These plays are 450 years old and you will most assuredly have another chance to see them at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse!
Our staff, actors, crew and volunteers will be fully vaccinated.
We will not require patrons to wear masks unless a mask mandate is put back into place. We welcome mask-wearing, and we encourage mask wearing, but it will not be required at this time. If you’re wearing a Tavern mask, maybe we will clap or do something special.
Seating in each section will be limited to 40 seats each performance.
Our bar and kitchen will be open with the same offerings as pre-pandemic. QR codes will be available for our menus.
We prefer credit cards for all payments. Please avoid using cash if possible. Don’t even think about bitcoin. Save it for your trip to space.
Hand sanitizer will be available at various stations in the building.
We have installed a REME HALO ultra-violet air filtering system. mmm...breathe in that clean clean particle-free air y’all! Btw...if you’re sick, stay home and get well!
Since our performers have to be vaccinated to be on our stage, they won’t be wearing masks! Full-faces out! And hey, if your face is out, we hope it’s vaccinated! So handsome!
The front row will now be 10ft from the front of the stage. If you intend to go Elizabethan and throw tomatoes at the stage, you’ll have to up your game, bro.
* Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 (including any variants) at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.
PS. We love you and missed you.
please don’t throw tomatoes at the actors.
Hello Midsummer patron!
We sure love seeing the BOTTOM of your faces, but today the City of Atlanta has issued a mask mandate, so, for the time being, unless you are eating/drinking, all audience members must be masked while at The Shakespeare Tavern. Thank goodness your eyes are so beautiful...
Circle Mirror Transformation by
Directed by Charlie Miller
August 6-22 Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at PM
When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless acting games, hearts are quietly torn apart, secrets are revealed, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.
The Tempest is thought to be Shakespeare's final play and regarded as one of his masterworks. Prospero, the usurped Duke of Milan, has been living on a nearly deserted island with his daughter, Miranda, since her infancy. The island is inhabited by magical creatures, chiefly Ariel and Caliban, and Prospero has learned to yield the magic himself. With his powers, he sends a magical storm to wreck the ship of those who betrayed him and bring them to the island so that he may reclaim his Dukedom. Comedy, magic, and romance tie the many threads of The Tempest together for a satisfying conclusion with one of Shakespeare's most quoted and poignant endings
From: Saturday | July 24, 2021
To: Monday | August 23, 2021
SAT SUN MON
RoleCall Amphitheater @ Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave.NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30308
ACTOR’S EXPRESS DIVES INTO RED SPEEDO
Actor’s Express opens its 34th season with the Atlanta premiere of Red Speedo by Lucas Hnath. Hnath is best known for his acclaimed plays The Christians and A Doll’s House, Part 2, both recently produced by Actor’s Express to critical and audience acclaim in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Red Speedo is part thriller, part comedy, and part indictment of a scorched-earth modern America in which winning is valued at all costs – even if it means losing.
According to Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, “Red Speedo is a rapid-fire, plot twist-filled thrill ride of a play. Like Lucas Hnath’s other work, it is relentlessly entertaining while also being dexterously written and meticulously observed. As an allegory for the current soul of American culture, it is one of Hnath’s most fascinating plays.”
The four-person cast includes Atlanta actors Marlon Burnley, Brian Ashton Smith, Alexandra Ficken and Rob Cleveland.
Red Speedo begins previews August 11 and opens August 14.
Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets start at $20 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Freddie Ashley
August 11 - September 5, 2021
On the eve of Olympic qualifying trials, a champion swimmer’s future rests in the balance. If he makes the team he will sign a lucrative endorsement deal worth millions. But when performance-enhancing drugs are found in his team’s locker room fridge, he must tread water past the rumors to avoid losing it all. With rapid-fire dialogue that builds to an electrifying, twist-filled climax, Red Speedo will leave you breathless. From the acclaimed author of A Doll’s House Part 2 and The Christians.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Previews: Wednesday-Friday, August 11 - 13, 2021 at 8 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, August 14 at 8 PM
Regular Performances: August 14 - September 5, 2021
Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
Red Speedo is a reserved seated, low capacity, mask-mandated production. In a collaboration with Emory
University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Actor’s Express has implemented a safe protocol
for operating during this time. The guidelines set will ensure a healthy working environment for both
creatives and theatre staff.
Join us for a swashbuckling crew of musical pirates coming to our outdoor space, presented by our partner Destination Theatre! "How I Became a Pirate" is based on the hit children's book written by Melinda Long and is a sea-faring musical that follows young Jessica Jacob and a swashbuckling band of goofy pirates on their hunt for the perfect place to bury treasure. She learns being back home with the ones she loves is the greatest treasure of all. Don’t miss this inaugural one-hour children's outdoor show with artists to get you swept up in adventure!
Bring your own chair or blanket (with tarp or plastic to put it on) and a picnic or snacks for a family outting. Outside food and drink are welcome!
The show runs 1 hour.
Destination Theatre is dedicated to creating excellent and imaginative touring productions for people of all ages, backgrounds, and demographics. We aim to provide exciting, educational, and high-quality theatre experiences in communities across the U.S. and beyond.
Founded in January 2021 (yes, we're that young and spry!), we found ourselves craving artistic opportunity during the global pandemic so we decided to get creative and launch a theatre company that will bring energetic performances to audiences everywhere! We are headquartered out of Atlanta, GA but serve communities across the globe. Destination Theatre's delightful shows will stimulate local economies, captivate kids, and bring joy to communities around the country by getting the arts reopened and doing it as safely as possible, of course! In the summer of 2021 we are touring family-friendly programming to audiences across North America in various outdoor locations. We hope to see you and the kiddos seaside, on a blanket in a park, or tucked away in the shade for a show stopping summer season.
Broadway in Atlanta presents HAMILTON, Aug. 22-Sept. 26
Producer Jeffery Seller and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public Thursday, July 8 at 10 a.m. for the rescheduled performances, now playing the Fox Theatre from August 22-September 26, 2021. Tickets will be available by visiting FoxTheatre.org/Hamilton.
There is a maximum purchase limit of eight (8) tickets per household for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $80 to $229 with a select number of $399 VIP premium seats available for all performances. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Lottery details will be announced closer to the engagement.
Jeffrey Seller notes, “It's tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people who are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Atlanta engagement should be made through FoxTheatre.org/Hamilton.”
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical In the Heights.
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
SUMMER CHILLS AND THRILLS
Apr 23, 2021-Sep 30, 2021
While Lawrenceville is the oldest city in Metro Atlanta, for many years it was a sleepy suburban Southern town. With the growth and development of the metro area, much of historic downtown Lawrenceville was renovated at the turn of the century. These renovations awakened the sleeping ghosts, and sparked increased reports of paranormal activity, thus setting the stage for Lawrenceville, GA Ghost Tours.
Whether it’s tales based on local legends, handed down over the decades, or recent paranormal investigations, our professional storytellers will regale you with stories that will send a chill down your spine. Come find out, if you dare, why Lawrenceville has the most popular ghost tour in Metro Atlanta.
Content warning: family friendly, some material intended to frighten or startle.
Aurora Welcomes Chi-Town Transit Authority
Spend "Saturday in the Courtyard" with Chi-Town Transit Authority, a tribute band dedicated to reproducing an authentic "Chicago" concert experience with a tight horn section and dynamic harmonies. Thrill to these classic sounds in an intimate open-air venue seating just over 200 for a sweet summer music event live on the brand new Lawrenceville Arts Center Courtyard Stage.
Aurora Cabaret Series presents Chi-Town Transit Authority
Aug 7 AT 7:30PM | Tickets from $30
DRIVE-IN CABARET: 80'S & 90's Edition
AUGUST 21 4:00PM & 7:30P
Featuring actors and musicians from the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, we're thrilled to bring you a socially-distanced collaboration that'll satisfy those who've been missing live performances. Local artists and a live band will present an 80’s and 90’s-themed showcase with classic tunes and toe-tapping hits.
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 2