top of page

Events Now Showing or Coming Soon
Click Here for Season Announcements

Tickets on Sale NOW

 

STILL THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MUSICAL.

 

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables.

This brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century” (Huffington Post), “a reborn dream of a production” (Daily Telegraph) and “one of the greatest musicals ever created” (Chicago Tribune).

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

June 4 - 9, 2024

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

WELCOME TO MUSICAL COMEDY HEAVEN!

Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!

The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with one of the most celebrated musical scores of all time, including classic songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

July 30 - August 4

Find More Information HERE

April 13 thru June 2, 2024

Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am - 6pm 

Open rain or shine!

The Village of Newcastle is Getting Ready for the Biggest Party Since Camelot!

Purchase Your Tickets NOW

0325x Ren Faire 3.jpg

Get ready for opening day!

Our 39th Season is well nigh approaching, and to be sure you're ready, we've created this handy checklist:

  • Sword sharpened

  • Doublet mended

  • Chemise laundered and hung to dry

  • Mani/pedi appointment with blacksmith

  • Finish proclamation declaring that I am royalty

  • Horse freshly washed and waxed

  • New bard hired (one that can sing this time)

  • Invade France

  • Goodly supply of provisions for trip to Newcastle

  • Map to Newcastle

  • Cloak newly Scotchguarded

For REAL tips, go here!

0325x Ren Faire 1.jpg

Every Weekend is Themed!

May 18 & 19
Wizarding Weekend!

May 25 - 27
Pirate Invasion Weekend!

June 1 & 2
Flights of Fantasy/Final Weekend

Visit Our Website for More Information and More Access to The Adventure!

0325x Ren Faire 2.jpg

OUR 40th SEASON!
- FRESH, HILARIOUS, POIGNANT, INTIMATE  -
THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

 

So, you've been waiting - and here it is! We are so excited to announce these plays that we are absolutely thrilled to bring to you. We scoured the country and the world for new work we loved! 

As always, our plays are all new to Atlanta crafted with our amazing professional, Atlanta-based artists. These are stories that build bridges between us and offer hope, joy, connection and positive change. We all need that more than ever these days!  

Starting in late June, we'll have 5 season plays plus our holiday shows - and - yes, THE GREAT COMET will be back again for an encore!

We thank ALL of you - our audience and patrons for these now 40 years! So come on out and do the best thing you can -- SUBSCRIBE!! Subscribers are the base of support that makes us possible - and you can do it for as little as $80. SO JOIN US AND RAISE A GLASS TO OUR 40th SEASON!


Lisa Adler 
Co-Artistic/Producing Director

SUBSCRIBE

DIRECTED BY CAROLINE J. DAVIS


Alyssa and Homer are in a marriage that’s hit a glitch. And it’s all due to the massively engrossing online game that’s wreaking havoc on the lives of couples everywhere. When she puts together a support group for other women in a similar situation, the game enters a new level where all’s fair in love and war. Bekah Brunstetter’s (Horizon’s The Cake, NBC’s This is Us, and Broadway’s The Notebook) hilarious and heartfelt comedy brings technology and community together in the most unexpected ways.

DIRECTED BY THOMAS W. JONES II


This uproarious hit from Off-Broadway by Colman Domingo (Oscar nominated for Rustin) follows the adventures of Gil, a man on a mission to find the perfect resting place for his mother. When his vivacious mother passes, Gil returns home and decides to have her cremated - despite his raucous Aunt Glo’s desire for a traditional funeral and burial. Then his flamboyant best friend takes him on an unexpected road trip with his mother’s ashes, and a furious Aunt Glo follows in hot pursuit with the sensitive funeral director in tow. Both outrageously funny and immensely touching, Wild With Happy is a wild ride through love, loss, and just maybe, The Most Magical Place on Earth.  

DIRECTED BY HEIDI McKERLEY • MUSIC DIRECTED BY HOLT McCARLEY


A captivating, critically-acclaimed musical from London’s West End based on the beloved French film Amélie. Amélie is a shy and imaginative young woman living in Paris. With a heart as big as her city, Amelie secretly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Join Amélie as she discovers the extraordinary in the ordinary, touching hearts and inspiring dreams along the way in this enchanting new musical.

NOMINATED BY AMERICAN CRITICS FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS 2024 STEINBERG/ATCA NEW PLAY AWARD


DIRECTED BY LISA ADLER


Esther, a stenographer inside a top-secret Vietnam-era debriefing room, has a picture perfect world until she encounters a soldier whose story quite literally changes her life. As she captures the stories of soldiers freshly back from the front lines, Esther finds herself smack dab in the middle of a troubling investigation. With plenty of twists and turns along the way, this tour-de-force starring renowned Atlanta actor Carolyn Cook is a taut, suspenseful mystery that packs a real emotional wallop. 

Art Basel is about to begin in Miami, and Mariana, the director of a swanky modern art gallery, has a serious problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. And when Mariana’s larger-than-life movie-star mother shows up, stealing the spotlight yet again, things get even more complicado. Part caper comedy, part telenovela, this fast-paced, joyous snapshot of Latinx culture will have you laughing — or dancing — in your seat!

BONUS PRODUCTION! BACK AGAIN!

"A RARE THRILL...STUNNING...WHAT LIVE THEATRE AT ITS BEST CAN DO" —AJC
 

Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here…But what about Pierre? Based on a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this Tony Award-winning musical is Tolstoy like you’ve never experienced. Step into a glamorous, romantic world of chandeliers, vodka and caviar in the salons and opera houses of 19th century Moscow, where passions ignite as Napoleon’s war rages outside the city. With the cast and musicians swirling among audience members, this new musical brings to life the heart of literature’s most epic tale of love and fate.


READ MORE

 AND BACK FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

0311 Out of Hand.png

Join Out of Hand, in partnership with the ACLU of Georgia, for this year’s Shows in Homes production of Class Dismissed, a one-act play written by Atlanta native, Paris Crayton, III. Enjoy intimate theater and thoughtful conversation in living across Metro Atlanta!

When a dedicated teacher is reprimanded for an intentionally inclusive choice, we are swept up in a brewing storm of controversy as multiple characters debate the concept of 'divisiveness', challenge the notion of identity erasure, and weave an intricate tapestry of the impact of education on individuals and society. 

Learn more and purchase tickets here!

Extension Dates:

May 18 1:00 PM   Sagamore Hills

May 18 8:00 PM    Marietta

May 19 7:00 PM   Roswell

Find Weekly Neighborhood Schedule HERE

Join us for a stunning new production of Edward Albee’s timeless masterpiece of miscommunication, starring Atlanta stage and film legend, Tess Malis Kincaid. On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple find themselves trapped in a savage battle of wits and wills.  With some of the best dialogue ever written for the stage, this unforgettable, dark, and hilarious play is the must see theatrical event of the season.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Tickets  are  Now  on  Sale  for  our  Spring  and  Summer  Productions

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

May 3-19, 2024

Directed by Nikki Snelson
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin

 

A fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie starring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, follows the transformation of lawyer-to-be Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

This production contains adult themes.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Read Our Appreciation HERE

Tickets are Now on Sale for Our Summer Show

JERSEY BOYS


JULY 12-AUGUST 11, 2024

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe

 

With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and great storytelling, JERSEY BOYS follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, JERSEY BOYS takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Audiences will be thrilled with electrifying performances of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Dawn,” and “My Eyes Adored You,” which brought The Four Seasons the highest honor: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Watch Preview Video HERE

Luis R. Hernandez, Sarah Hack 

Photographer: Daniel Parvis

Love's Labours Lost

May 4 - 26

Can four young men attempt to honor their pledge to avoid love, food, drink and sleep, for the sake of becoming more intellectual and contemplative?  Not in Shakespeare's world!  After four young women arrive on the scene, the result is far from a blissful pondering of noble deeds and nobler thoughts.  Join us for muscovites, masks, and lessons about love in this lyrical comedy.

 

Join us for a post show Q&A on Sunday May 12, 2024

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

0515 TBT.jpg

Based on the bestselling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was published online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

By Neil Simon
Directed by DeWayne Morgan

Apr 26 - May 19, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 3:00 pm

Laughter on the 23rd Floor is a 1993 play by Neil Simon. It focuses on the star and writers of a TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s, inspired by Simon's own early career experience as a junior writer (along with his brother Danny) for Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

0415 Wash.jpg

In June and July, two local professional theatres will come together to launch the rolling world premiere of The Wash.  Written by native Atlantan Kelundra Smith, this bold new play explores the incredible women behind the 1881 Atlanta washerwomen strike, one of the largest, successful interracial, organized labor strikes of the post-Civil War era.

 

The Wash will now be a Rolling World Premiere, through the National New Play Network.

A rolling premiere means that three or more theatres agree to do the premiere of a play within 18 months of each other. Atlanta’s production will be the first, and it will then go to Chicago in a co-production with Perceptions Theatre and Prop Thtr, and to St. Louis to The Black Rep.  More about rolling premieres here.

The Wash was originally developed in part by Hush Harbor Lab, whose mission is to be “a brave space for the development and production of new and innovative digital, live, and multi-media performance work by Black Atlanta-based artists.” In a powerful representation of women who come together to make change, Synchronicity and Impact partnered to host a workshop and reading of the play in spring 2023, and will open the world premiere production on June 7, 2024.  The play will run for four weeks at Synchronicity’s space in midtown Atlanta (June 7-30, 2024) and then three weeks at Impact’s space in Hapeville at The Academy (July 10-28, 2024).

 

About the Play:

Black laundresses in Atlanta led a strike weeks before the International Cotton Exposition came to town. Demanding to set their own wages, the Atlanta Washerwomen’s Strike of 1881 was one of the largest interracial, organized labor strikes of the post-Civil War era. “The Wash” offers an intimate and often funny look at ordinary women who went from workers to fighters– and won.  

 

It is no coincidence that the Atlanta Washerwomen’s Strike took place during the same year that Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary (ABFS), now Spelman College, was founded. Much like millions of workers today, in the years following the Civil War, Black women in Atlanta were taking control of their own destinies by demanding fair pay for their labor and fighting for a quality education. In the play, the character Jewel, is attending classes at ABFS and bringing what she’s learning in the classroom back to the women in the laundry co-op where she lives and works. She wants to show that “God can speak to a woman the same way as a man.” The strike had a reverberating affect around the state, with nurses, cooks other domestic workers from Rome to Savannah demanding a fair wage as a result of the women’s bravery.

 

About the playwright:

Kelundra Smith calls her plays ‘restorative narratives.’  A long-time theater critic and the new Managing Editor of American Theatre Magazine, Smith now adds playwright to her list of talents.  The Wash is part of a history trilogy that she is writing, and will mark her first professional production.

 

“I am the daughter of Black southern parents who are the children of Black southern parents who were the children of Black southern parents. The geography and culture of the South form my being and inform my work. It looks like pine needles blowing in the breeze; smells like earth after the rain; sounds like jazz and gospel in equal measure; and tastes like collard greens with turkey necks. This is my American experience.” – Kelundra Smith

The Cast & Crew

Directed by Impact Artistic Director Brenda Porter, the show hosts a tremendous design team including Maliya McCall (lights), Kat Conley (set), Drieka Lloyd (props), Dr. L. Nyrobi Moss (costumes), Kimberly Binns (projections), Dawn Axam (movement), and award-winning podcaster Kacie Willis (sound); and cast including Tonia Jackson, Tanya Freeman, Jamila Turner, Asha Basha Duniani, Aminah Williams, and Charis Sellick; along with ‘swing’ performers Hannah Rose Bloom and Jessica Thompson.

 

Photos from Synchronicity and Impact’s 2023 workshop of the production can be found here.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets at:

Synchronicity Theatre    (June 7 - June 30)

Impact Theatre     (July 10 - July 28)

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.  

Fri   Sat   Sun

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Read Our Preview HERE

Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Read Our New Appreciation HERE

Curious Sensory Encounters

 

May 17-20, 2024 at 7 Stages

Choose your own encounter in the newest rendition of 7 Stages’ wildly popular Curious Encounters Series. This year we are exploring our senses, including sight-hearing-taste-smell-touch, and taking inspiration from Ilya Kaminsky’s book Deaf Republic, a poetic tale of an occupied country and the citizens’ unique way of fighting back by “going deaf”. Protest and resilience are paired with sensory explorations, including both celebration and suppression.

In Curious Sensory Encounters, artists of many disciplines respond to this book and its themes of oppression, resistance and collective power, resulting in a wide range of experiences: live performances, interactive exhibits, a film screening and much more. These “Encounters” are self-led, entry is Pay-What-You-Choose, and only requires that you check in between 7-8:30 p.m. (4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19) to experience the full range of curious offerings.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

0318 Fat Ham.jpg

APR 3 - MAY 26

HERTZ STAGE

EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 26

THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NEW PLAY REINVENTING SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET.    

BY JAMES IJAMES 
DIRECTED BY STEVIE WALKER-WEBB

 

Fat Ham is the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play that recently finished its critically acclaimed Broadway run. Playwright James Ijames has reinvented Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, creating what The New York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.” 

Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up at their backyard barbecue, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here's the rub! Revenge doesn't come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love, loss, masculinity, pain and joy. 

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY AND FRONT PORCH ARTS COLLECTIVE

90 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION

CONTAINS CONSIDERABLE EXPLICIT LANGUAGE; ADDRESSES TOPICS INCLUDING DEATH, VIOLENCE, AND SEX & SEXUALITY. BEST ENJOYED BY AUDIENCES 16+

Find More Information, Special Events, and Access to Tickets HERE

(Note:  Many Performances are SOLD OUT!)

MAY 11 - JUN 16

COCA-COLA STAGE

INSPIRED BY THE BELOVED BLOCKBUSTER FILM, THE PREACHER'S WIFE IS A STIRRING NEW MUSICAL ABOUT THE POWER OF HOPE.   

BOOK BY AZIE DUNGEY 
MUSIC & LYRICS BY TITUSS BURGESS 
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL ARDEN AND TINASHE KAJESE-BOLDEN

 

In their fast-gentrifying Harlem neighborhood, Preacher Henry and his wife Julia struggle to keep their congregation going in the face of development.  When all seems lost, Henry asks God for help, and receives it in the form of an angel.  But will this mysterious newcomer really help or make matters worse?  Through it all, Julia must find her voice and the strength to lead their congregation through the crisis, reminding them that a church is not a building, but the people who inhabit it and the love they share. Featuring an original score by actor, comedian, and writer Tituss Burgess (TV's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and a book by actress, producer, and writer Azie Dungey (TV's Harlem), The Preacher's Wife is a can't-miss theatrical celebration of community, family, and faith.   
 

BASED UPON THE MOTION PICTURES THE BISHOP’S WIFE PRODUCED BY SAMUEL GOLDWYN; THE PREACHER’S WIFE PRODUCED BY SAMUEL GOLDWYN, JR., AND THE NOVEL THE BISHOP’S WIFE WRITTEN BY ROBERT NATHAN.

Tickets Available NOW

Afterwords with the Cast

Saturdays: May 25, June 1, 8, & 15 at 2:30 PM

Coca-Cola Stage

Join us for a discussion with the cast of The Preacher's Wife after the matinee performance.

Afterwords discussions are free for ticket holders. No RSVP required.

Get Show Tickets

REISER ATLANTA ARTISTS LAB

 

"What the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab does, and programs like it, is provide that critical seed money in helping [artists] invest in themselves and give that incubation time that gets a piece of art closer to the stage."

-Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Artistic Director

In 2013, the Alliance Theatre launched the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab to support and provide opportunities to artists of multiple theatre disciplines looking for a producing home for undeveloped work. Each year, the Alliance extends an open call for Atlanta artists to submit their projects for consideration. Three projects are chosen by a panel of judges representing local and national artists of varying disciplines. Each project receives $10,000 to use toward further exploration and development, as well as access to the Alliance’s artistic, educational and production staffs, and rehearsal spaces. In its inaugural year the Alliance received 68 applications, representing 204 individual artists. 

It is the goal of the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab to celebrate the breadth and vision of Atlanta-based artists, to encourage collaboration among Atlanta’s artistic community, and to seed projects that will be produced here in Atlanta. The outpouring of applications for inclusion in the inaugural year of the program shows the vibrancy of the artistic community living in Atlanta and the need for further support of local art.

Watch Preview Video HERE

Find More Information HERE

Announcing the Alliance Theatre's 56th Season

The Alliance's 2024/25 season features award-winning plays, exciting world premieres, and groundbreaking works developed for youth and families. Explore all of next season’s shows HERE!

“We're thrilled to share such a wide variety of stories with our Atlanta community – stories that reflect the beautiful diversity of our city, crafted by the finest artists working in our field. As Atlanta continues to build on its reputation as a creative capital, we're proud to deepen our commitment to new work with the six world premiere productions included in our 2024/25 season. What binds each of these seemingly disparate stories together is the palpable sense of hope pulsing through each & every one – not platitudes masquerading as hope, but the kind of hope that won't let you down – the kind forged from the truth of our human condition. This season both celebrates our city and our connection to the national theatre field. But most of all, it celebrates the majesty of the human spirit.”

– Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Christopher Moses,
Jennings Hertz Artistic Directors

Find Detailed Information on Individual Shows and Access Subscription Packages HERE

On the Coca-Cola Stage

Slide1.JPG
Slide2.JPG
Slide3.JPG

THE MOUNTAINTOP
AUG 30 – SEP 22, 2024

By Katori Hall

Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

A play that “pulses with a new sense of urgency” (Entertainment Weekly), THE MOUNTAINTOP is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Audacious [and] inventive” (Associated Press), this Olivier Award-winning play offers an intimate and empathetic portrait of one of history’s most consequential figures told by one of today’s most important writers, Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall (The Hot Wing King).  Alliance Theatre’s Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden (The Preacher’s Wife) directs.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
NOV 9 – DEC 24, 2024

By Charles Dickens 
Adapted by David H. Bell 
Directed by Caitlin Hargraves

Original Direction by Leora Morris

The Alliance Theatre’s beloved production A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Coca-Cola Stage with its stunning adaptation, featuring a magical set design and striking costumes.  Described as “high art of the season…a nostalgic feast for the eyes,” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, audiences will be transported to the streets of London for the timeless redemption story of Ebenezer Scrooge, told with beautiful live music and an all-star cast. 

BUST

(World Premiere)
FEB 13 – MAR 16, 2025

By Zora Howard

Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

A Co-Production with Goodman Theatre

BUST is produced in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, Khaliah Neal and Thomas Swayne

It’s not only hell that breaks loose in this ground-breaking, form-defying, laugh-out-loud new drama from Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Zora Howard. 

 

Retta and Reggie are enjoying their usual evening on the porch when a longtime neighbor is pulled over by the police just before turning into his driveway. Everything goes as expected—until the unexpected happens. Humor, spectacle, and surrealism converge in this gripping interrogation of what it costs to be Black and free. Lileana Blain-Cruz, a “master of curating chaos” (The New York Times), directs.

Slide4.JPG

MILLIONS

(World Premiere, Musical)
MAY 10 – JUN 15, 2025

Book by Bob Martin

Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Based on the novel and film by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Directed by Bartlett Sher

Produced by arrangement with Sonia Friedman Productions and Franco Productions

A million dollars is a windfall. A family is a fortune.  

Inspired by Frank Cottrell Boyce’s beloved novel and film, MILLIONS is a hilarious and heartwarming new musical about two brothers, their newly-widowed father, a train robber, and (possibly) a miracle. Created by a team of Tony Award winners, MILLIONS is an imaginative and unpredictable adventure with a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom), score by Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, The Light in the Piazza, Days of Wine and Roses), and direction by Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, To Kill a Mockingbird). With soaring music and a story full of surprises, MILLIONS is a modern-day fable that will enchant and entertain the entire family.

On the Hertz Stage

Slide5.JPG

PEARL CLEAGE'S SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD
Limited Engagement: AUG 2 – 11, 2024

By Pearl Cleage

Directed by David Kote

 

Award-winning author and playwright Pearl Cleage explores the election of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African American mayor, from the vantage point of an artist and an insider – Cleage served as Jackson's press secretary during his campaign and followed him into City Hall for two years as Director of Communications. 

Slide6.JPG

THE CHINESE LADY
SEP 18 – OCT 13, 2024

By Lloyd Suh

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, Lloyd Suh’s critically-acclaimed play, THE CHINESE LADY, is a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of an idealistic Chinese migrant.  “Moving and often sharply funny” (The New York Times), THE CHINESE LADY serves as an examination of the ongoing struggle for empathy and understanding across cultural divides.

Slide7.JPG

BUSINESS IDEAS

(World Premiere)
FEB 13 – MAR 16, 2025

By Milo Cramer

Directed by Matt Torney

Winner of the 21st annual Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, BUSINESS IDEAS is a comedy about getting rich. In a too-cute café, a desperate mother and daughter brainstorm get-rich-quick schemes to pay for college (or maybe to make ends meet?), while their hapless server tries to network with a revolving cast of customers (hilariously played by one actor). Inspired by playwright Milo Cramer’s own experiences with his enterprising mom, BUSINESS IDEAS is a cross-generational look at wealth – who has it and why? – and the value we place on it. Theatrical Outfit's Artistic Director Matt Torney directs.

Slide8.JPG

THE RESERVOIR

(World Premiere)
MAR 29 – MAY 4, 2025

By Jake Brasch

Directed by Shelley Butler

In Partnership with Denver Center for the Performing Arts & Geffen Playhouse

Josh’s life is a mess. He’s come home to get his life together but can’t manage to stay sober. Desperate for camaraderie, he decides to bring his four loveable grandparents on his road to recovery. He drags them to Jazzercise class. He pressures them into playing memory games. He forces them to eat spinach by the handful. And eventually, when he can no longer help his grandparents, they begin to help him. Served up with outrageous humor and truth, THE RESERVOIR reminds us that sometimes the path forward isn’t the one we expect. 

Family Series

Slide9.JPG

BABBLE LAB

(World Premiere)
JUN 22 – JUL 28, 2024

By Autumn Ness

Directed by Sarah Agnew


A Children’s Theatre Company and Alliance Theatre World Premiere Co-production

When an experiment unexpectedly goes awry, a concoction of sneaky, sprightly L E T T E R S takes over a weird and wondrous science lab. Watch them jump into jars, spring from drawers, bounce around the room, and even play hide-and-seek as our scientist makes her surprising findings: Bluku terullala blaulala loooo! Rakete bee bee? Rekate bee zee! Enjoy the blubbering and blibbering exploration of spoken blurbbles as they spring forth in this one-of-a-kind, gee-gaw-filled laboratory. Created with early learners in mind.

Slide10.JPG

DOCTOR DE SOTO

(World Premiere)
JAN 18 – MAR 2, 2025

By Idris Goodwin

Based on the book by William Steig

Produced in partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre

A world premiere stage adaptation of the beloved, Newberry Award-winning picture book Doctor De Soto.  

 

Award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin brings William Steig's tale of wit, wisdom, and whimsy to the stage with an eye-popping blend of live-action, puppetry, music, and rhyme. Despite the sign outside stating that they do not treat predators, Doctor De Soto and Mrs. De Soto take pity on a suffering fox with a rotten tooth. But once he opens his jaws and they must step inside, they begin to rethink their decision. Full of excitement and laughter, this modern-day fable proves that even the smallest creatures can make a big difference with kindness and a little quick thinking.

The Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young Series

Slide11.JPG

THE CURIOUS CARDINAL
SEP 21 – OCT 27, 2024

Created by Olivia Aston Bosworth in partnership with Fly on a Wall

Based on the animated short and book The Curious Cardinal by Mark Valdez and illustrated by Nicole Kang Ahn, with music composed by Eugene H. Russell, IV

As the seasons come and go in this Georgia forest, so too do all the varied wildlife. Except, of course, for the curious cardinal, “CC”, who stays put the entire year, curiously exploring all the changes that the seasons bring, celebrating the majesty of the natural habitats of GA and the daily adventures of an ever-changing world. 

Slide12.JPG

(KNOCK, KNOCK)
NOV 15 – DEC 22, 2024

Created by Olivia Aston Bosworth & Samantha Provenzano  

Come in from out of the cold and celebrate community, family, and warmth this holiday season! Welcome to The Apartment Building. Below us, above us, and beside us, the residents are preparing for the holidays and trying to stay warm. Join us on a floor-to-floor adventure, meeting and celebrating with a variety of friends who all call The Apartment Building home. Surprises hide behind each door — all you need to do is (Knock, Knock). 

Slide13.JPG

GIMME PLEASE!
JAN 16 - FEB 16, 2025

Created and Original Direction by Megan Alrutz & Samantha Provenzano 

Remount Directed by Samantha Provenzano 

Conceived & Commissioned in partnership with The PaperBoats 

A play about the evolving nature of friendship, GIMME PLEASE follows the journey of two friends—from initial meeting to lasting connection. Audiences are invited to watch and explore as the two friends pretend, provoke, and persist in getting what they want and need from the world and each other. Through the use of live music, light, and magic, this story draws audiences in with its deep sense of play and honest exploration of growing up and finding your path. 

Slide14.JPG

DINOSAUR
MAR 19 – May 4, 2025

Created by Olivia Aston Bosworth & Samantha Provenzano

When you love dinosaurs, they pop up everywhere— at the grocery store, at preschool, and even when your grown-ups are hosting a fancy dinner party! But how can you focus on folding your napkin and chewing with your mouth closed when there's an apatosaurus munching on your salad and pterodactyls swarming your soup? You can't! Get ready to find out how even the simplest day-to-day task can turn into an epic dino-tastic adventure that will leave little ones laughing and roaring for more.

Psycho Beach Party

By Charles Busch

May 2 - 18, 2024   

Thu - Sun    Extra Performance Monday 5/13

Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a check out girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind. 

"Fiendishly funny! Zany!”

Associated Press

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

 

Performances Apr 19 - May 19 // 2024   FRI SAT SUN

“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post.

Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. Take a trip down to Louisiana and Truvy’s beauty salon for a heartfelt and hilarious evening!

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

0416 Sister Act.jpg

Tickets Now on Sale

Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken 
Lyrics by Glenn Slater 
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner 
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane 

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard. 

May 23, 2024-Jun 23, 2024 (WED - SUN)  

Lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is in fear for her life. The cops answer her prayers, sort of… They put her in protective custody in the one place the police are sure she won’t be found — a convent! Disguised as a nun but not in the habit of attending church, Diva Deloris is at odds with the rigid lifestyle of the sisters. She finds her place turning the stoic choir into a heavenly chorus, but her joyful noise could prove deadly. Based on the hit 1992 film,

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Aurora Theatre Academy’s production of

Sister Act Jr

Music by Alan Menken 
Lyrics by Glenn Slater 
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner 
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter BeaneOrchestrations by Doug Besterman
Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Michael Kosarin
Dance Music Arrangements by Mark Hummel

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard. 

June 21 - June 23

In this divine experience, Aurora Academy students (mentored by Aurora’s professional cast members) will take us on the soul-stirring journey of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier in “Sister Act Jr.” 

This show will run concurrently with Season 28 closer “Sister Act” allowing stellar middle and high school students to peek into the world of professional theatre. Secure your tickets today to support Aurora Academy as they deliver a joyous celebration of sisterhood, empowerment, and the universal language of music. 

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Our Spring and Summer Calendar

of Family Fun!

MAGO JUNIOR SHOW

with Mago Junior 

Jun 26, 2024 @ 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Mago Junior Ascanio was the clown from CIRCO MAGICO ROLAN, the National champion of children’s magic, and he will make you laugh with his crazy magic world! Mago Junior is a Venezuelan artist with more than 10 years of experience. He is passionate about the circus and likes to fuse arts like magic, clowns, mimes, juggling, music, and more. You may have seen him at many of his live performances in metro Atlanta, including performances with the Atlanta Braves.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

TEMPEST JR.

with Atlanta Shakespeare Company

Jun 12, 2024 @ 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

After the wildly popular Midsummer Jr. the past two summers, Atlanta Shakespeare returns with new show to introduce young people to Shakespeare’s language and characters. Tempest Jr. is a 45-minute version of the comic tale of Prospero, a deposed duke turned sorcerer, as he orchestrates events on a deserted island with magical creatures. The performance is filled with audience interaction as the story is told by 4 charming and energetic professional actors who utilize sound effects, live music, and… puppets! – to make the festivities fun and engaging.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

BLACKTOP PLAYGROUND: IMPROV FOR KIDS

with Blacktop Improv

Jul 10, 2024  @ 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM

 

What happens when a T-Rex tries to fly an airplane? If you skip dessert, does your cupcake cry because it misses you? Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd, and when those suggestions come from kids, you get a hilariously creative comedy show with tons of audience interaction. 

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

PHENOMENAL PHYSICS

with Big Thinkers’ Science Exploration

Jul 24, 2024 @ 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

“I can feel the force!”  You will be amazed as you explore the whirring world of physics!  Defy gravity as you make water levitate!  Gain a new perspective about inertia with some “skate board science.”  Observe awesome flashes of heat as we convert energy from potential to kinetic.  This PHYSICS show is PHABULOUS!!!

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Stellaluna

Based on the book by Janell CannonAdapted and Directed by Jon Ludwig

Based on the beloved bestselling children’s book.

March 26-May 19

PUPPET SHOWS | AGES 4+ | OUR LOCATION

Everyone's Favorite Fruit Bat Returns

 


Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente 

Accidentally dropped by her mother, the helpless baby fruit bat, Stellaluna, falls into a nest of bird fledglings. The baby birds graciously accept her as one of the family—as long as she acts like a bird and doesn’t confuse her adoptive siblings. Stellaluna does her best, but she still likes to fly at night and sleep hanging upside down. Stellaluna’s adventures continue until one day, she gets separated from her bird family and is discovered by other bats sleeping with her head up. As the bats gather to see this unusual creature, Stellaluna is joyfully reunited with her mother. It is a classic tale of differences and similarities and how with acceptance and respect “..we’re friends. And that’s a fact,” says Stellaluna.

 

Puppetry Style: Table Top, Rod, Marionnette, and Shadow

Location: Mainstage Theater

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

The Selfish Giant

Presented by The Puppet & Its Double Theatre of Taiwan

May 24-26

PUPPET SHOWS | ALL AGES | OUR LOCATION

A Beloved Tale of Friendship and Generosity

The Selfish Giant is a timeless family-friendly theatrical production based on the classic story by Oscar Wilde. This heartwarming tale follows the journey of a selfish giant who learns about the true meaning of friendship and generosity through the innocence of children. The production combines captivating storytelling, enchanting visuals, and a talented cast to create a magical experience for audiences of all ages.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Sesame Street the Musical

Written, Directed, and Produced by Jonathan Rockefeller

June 5-August 4

PUPPET SHOWS | AGES 3+ | OUR LOCATION

Experience Sesame Street on Stage!

 

THE MONSTER HIT RETURNS!

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Honkers, Martians, and other Sesame Street favorites as they will appear onstage in their very own musical. Filled with live puppetry, iconic songs fans know and love, and new compositions by Tom Kitt, Helen Park, and Nate Edmondson, this production is designed for both the young and the young-at-heart, including furry fun for fans of all ages. 

Sesame Street™ and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. ©2024 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.

 

Puppetry Style: Muppets - Hand and Rod

Signature Performance: Excluded from performance discounts for Members

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Screening and Talkback

May 18 | 7 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS | AGES 18+ | OUR LOCATION

Film and Conversations Series

 

Presented by Heather Henson’s Green Feather Foundation 

Join us for a special evening of a select screening of films from Handmade Puppet Dreams followed by a talkback with panelists Heather Henson, Raymond Carr, Toby Froud, and Linda Wingerter, moderated by Alex Griffin. A part of Heather Henson’s Green Feather Foundation, Handmade Puppet Dreams is a traveling film series that promotes independent artists exploring their handmade craft specifically for the screen. These films all focus on real-time puppetry, and allow artists to build their vision, and then breathe life into their dreams.

Cash bar available.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Jim Henson: Televisionary

May 19 | 5 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS | ALL AGES | OUR LOCATION

Film and Conversations Series

 

Special Introduction by Heather Henson

Learn your Henson history! This is a chronological journey from Jim Henson’s first show “Sam and Friends” to “The Muppet Show” featuring material you won’t see anywhere else: early TV appearances, commercials, and more! Plus, this program contains behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the rarely-seen pilot for The Muppet Show—The Muppets: Sex and Violence. 75 minutes.

Cash bar available.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Silent Auction, Music, Live Performances

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, we will be hosting a fundraiser for Stage Door’s 50th Anniversary. It will be a fantastic evening filled with cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, pop-up performances, and a silent auction at the beautiful Bar Peri.

Saturday May 18 | 7:30pm-9:30pm

Find Access to Tickets HERE

What are You Getting Mom for Mother's Day?

There are many reasons why experiences make better gifts that things. Experiences lead to memories and memories can last a lifetime.

 

ACT1's FLEXPASS makes a wonderful experiential gift for Mom. Each FLEXPASS comes with 5 theater tickets to see any (or all) of the shows in our 2024-2025 Season. And better yet, we have a second option that includes 6 tickets, effectively adding on The Secret Garden, which opens in just 4 weeks!

 

Better yet, buy two and come with Mom to the theater!

ACT1 Tickets

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Get Your Tickets Now!

Coming Soon to Dinners and Divas:

June 18 – Donizetti’s Anna Bolena
July 16 – Cole Porter’s Anything Goes
August 20 – Beethoven’s Fidelio
September 17 – Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
October 17 & 19 – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
November 14 & 16 – Schönberg and Kretzmer’s Les Misérables

Join us and the Capitol City Opera Company on Tuesday, May 21st, for Dinner and a Diva: a night of delicious food and performances from Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

“Pagliacci is pure Italian opera – big, melodramatic, passionate, but with light and sparkle in the orchestra, particularly in moments of humour. The opera centers around a company preparing for the final rehearsal studio run of an opera. Director Canio is eaten up with jealous suspicion of his wife, leading lady Nedda, who, it turns out, is having an affair with another man – Silvio (the opera’s conductor). The couple plan to escape together, but their secret is discovered by Tonio (the opera’s designer), who has himself been rejected by Nedda. In revenge, he informs Canio of what he knows. Despite simmering tensions, the studio run goes ahead and the performers each take up their characters, which all mimic their real-life situations. It’s all too much for Canio. Art and reality blur and things quickly spiral out of control, towards Pagliacci’s bloody conclusion.”

Find More Information and Access to Menu and Tickets HERE

0129 NCI.jpg

NCI-SVU-BROOKHAVEN

Everything in the tiny hamlet of Brookhaven, Georgia seems to be perfect. There are neighborhood bars, mom-and-pop restaurants, over-priced but cozy coffee shops, and the schools are above average according to Overall Niche. That is... until the unthinkable happens. Murder. A murder so large there’s only one group of special agents that can help solve the case. The NCIs. The Nonsensical Criminal Investigators. Oh, and the other group, the SVUers. The Strange Victims Unit. So I was wrong before. There’s two groups. Only TWO groups of Special Agents that can help solve the case. NCI, led by Supervisory and Spectacular Special Agent Jethro Stapler, and SVU, led by the breathtaking Mariska Take-Your-Breath-Away have been called in to try and work together. Can they put their egos and bureaucracy aside JUST THIS ONCE to help find the killer and do something that might actually help the community? Well, if it’s like any other government agency, the answer is probably no. But we’ve got our fingers crossed. Join Jethro and Mariska as they take you on an unbelievable and wholly unrealistic night of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem at Petite Violette!

The show will open February 9th and run Fridays and Saturdays through June 22nd.  

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Black Ground is an all-African-American comedy troupe. They take classic movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones and improvise what the Black people were doing during the movie. It is a hilarious show featuring killer comedy, incredible guests, and a fun-filled celebration of Blackness. Come laugh, celebrate, and embrace the essence of Blackness in a way you've never seen before. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience where laughter meets legacy. 

May 29

Get Tickets

0402 Write Club.png

WRITE CLUB takes the Dad’s Garage stage! High Octane Brain Boxing at its Finest! WRITE CLUB is the world's greatest combative philanthropic literary bloodsport, featuring only the most audacious and fearsome of writers and performers. Started in 2010 at the Hideout in Chicago by Our Illustrious Overlord Ian Belknap, WRITE CLUB has been operating in Atlanta since 2011.

Learn more at writeclubatl.com

June 5

Get Tickets

It's this first solo comedy show from long-time improviser and filmmaker Kevin Gillese. It's as nihilistic as it is funny. With a blend of stand-up, personal stories, and one-liners, Kevin takes the audience on a rollercoaster of laughs and gasps. Beware: this show will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable.

MAY 18th & JUNE 8th @ 8 PM

MAY 25th & JUNE 1st @ 10 PM

May 18th & June 8th performances will be recorded via video/audio

Kevin Gillese is a writer and actor, known for Turnbuckle (2003), Purple Gas (2003) and How to Ruin the Holidays (2023). He is the former artistic director of Dad's Garage.

Get Tickets

Jun 28 - 30, 2024

Jun 15 - 16, 21 - 23, 2024

Friday, April 26, 2024 - Advance sale opens for same-seat renewals

Friday, May 10, 2024 - Advance sale opens for current members

Friday, May 24, 2024 - Season tickets are available for sale to the general public, and single tickets are available for purchase

Friday, September 27, 2024 - Opening Night of the 23/24 Season!

Find More Information on Our Facebook Page HERE

Already performing as a Chicago tribute band, Chicago Rewired band members wanted to create a second tribute act – but who should they cover? That was when drummer/bandleader  Mike Graci decided to ask a prominent industry agent what he had a need for in his roster of tribute acts he represented.  His answer caught everyone by surprise – a hybrid tribute to the bands REO Speedwagon, Loverboy and Survivor. Hence REO Survivor & Co. was born. From their very first note, REO Survivor & Co. has had audiences enthusiastically singing along to such anthems as REO Speedwagon’s “Take It On The Run”, Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend” and Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger”. REO Survivor & Co. is a band on fire that you won’t want to miss when they visit The Holly!

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 8pm

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Members include Wayne Kelley on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Jerry Hanger drums/vocals, Mike Thacker lead guitar/vocals, Daniel Thacker bass/vocals, Don Stevens lead guitar, keyboards, fiddle and vocals.

This group has been performing together for over 20 years and have played over 1500 shows. Their goal is to put on a show that is energetic, upbeat, and takes you back to when you heard these songs for the first time. They want to make you clap, dance, sing along, and leave you wanting more. We hope the Holly crowd will be on their feet!

This show goes non-stop!  It Includes many #1 hits with a touch of comedy that lets you get to know the band on a personal level. It will be a night to remember with the ultimate tribute to Alabama!

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 8pm

Find More information and Access to Tickets HERE

Authenticity Theater presents our annual

 

AUTHENTIC 10 SHOWCASE

May 16th-18th at The Warehouse (Frat Pack Productions) in Scottdale, GA

From a nationwide search, we’ve selected ten new original 10-minute plays for our showcase.  These moving stories are brought to life by a talented troupe of actors and directors in an intimate black-box setting. 

 

This year’s lineup of shows includes:

CAN I GO NOW by Louise Schwarz

CHRISTMAS TODAY by Rhea MacCallum

DETAIL ORIENTED by Erin Osgood

DIVORCE DURING PANDEMIC by James Carey

INTRODUCING IAN by James C. Ferguson

MOLTING by Michael Towers

OUT AND ABOUT by Ed Friedman

OUT FROM UNDER WITH MARY by Chris Shaw Swanson

SOMETHING IN COMMON by Robin Pond

SUGAR by Jennifer O’Grady

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

Elders Igniting: Many More Stories to Tell

Join us for a captivating theatrical event unveiling three one-act plays by three remarkable elder Black Atlanta playwrights, Carlton Molette (Move the Car) and Jamil el-Shair (Dying Well), and Janice Liddell (Senior Prom), directed by the inestimable, Byron C. Saunders. Their focus on the diverse experiences of African American seniors will tickle your funnybone, elicit a tear or two and have you recalling or imagining the excitement of journeying to "senior-hood."

This don't-miss event will take place on Saturday, May 18 (matinee and evening) and Sunday, May 19 (matinee), at the ArtsXchange in a vibrant atmosphere that celebrates the power of community.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

“Breaking Legs” by Tom Dulack

Dates: May 3-19, 2024
Directed by Scott King

The action occurs in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter’s former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he’s written about a murder, the fun begins. The three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family’s support. His bubble is burst when he discovers, through the “accidental” death by train of a lesser thug, that his backers are gangsters. In this madcap situation, murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

May 16-19, 2024

Music by Matthew Sklar, Book Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

TAPAS VIII – Short Play Festival

 

Green

May 10-26, 2024

Owners of short attention spans can rejoice with this smorgasbord of short plays. From comedy to horror to drama to farce, this is the 8th annual short play festival.

Eleven plays, twenty four actors, two hours, one amazing show!

  These short plays are a perfect spring treat that will leave you wanting more.  

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

0429 Elbert.jpg

The next show of the 2024 Encore Productions Season is coming to the stage in May! THE CEMETERY CLUB is a story about friendship and the bond of shared experience. Tickets available now at 706-213-3109 or HERE

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida (Ann Marie Brennan) is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille (Lynn Alexander) is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris (Lucinda Saddler) is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam (Robert Roach) the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. A budding romance between Sam and Ida begins, but will Doris and Lucille squash it before it has a chance to blossom?

Visit Our Facebook Page HERE

Find Tickets HERE

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide!

May 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 & June 1, 2
Fridays 7pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 2pm

*Special: June 2 12pm & 6pm

Find More Information and Access to Tickets HERE

bottom of page