NOW PLAYING

Alliance Theatre for the Very Young's IN MY GRANNY'S GARDEN    YOUR HOME     Streaming Until (TBD)

Process Theatre's THIS IS ART? from Designing Women Live 2015   YOUR HOME    Streaming Until We're Done

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's HELVETICA     YOUR HOME      Streaming Until 5/10

Center for Puppetry Arts  @Home Events   Streaming Until (TBD)

 

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PLEASE CHECK EACH VENUE'S WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS OF THESE EVENTS.  OUR ILLUSTRIOUS GOVERNOR NOTWITHSTANDING, ALL THEATRES REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURHER NOTICE.

Mamma Mia!                       Henry Players                        4/23/2020    5/3/2020

Murder for Two                   Art Station                          4/23/2020    5/9/2020

As You Like It:  Flipped         Live Arts Theatre                    4/24/2020   4/26/2020

Women in the Arts / Business Luncheon   Synchronicity Theatre Co      4/24/2020   (ONE DAY)

Junie B. Jones:  The Musical     Legacy Theatre                       4/25/2020   4/25/2020

Those Crazy Ladies ...           Southside Theatre Guild              4/30/2020   5/10/2020

The Boys in the Band             Out Front Theatre Co                 4/30/2020   5/16/2020

Recommended Reading for Girls    Pumphouse Players                     5/1/2020   5/10/2020

The Last Night of Ballyhoo       Cherokee Theatre Co                   5/1/2020   5/10/2020

Sister Act                       City Springs Theatre Co               5/1/2020   5/10/2020

Woody Guthrie:  American Song    Out of Box Theatre                    5/1/2020   5/16/2020

Anna in the Tropics              Merely Players                        5/1/2020   5/22/2020

Who Killed Prey Pimpin Bill      Queens Mad Productions                5/2/2020   (ONE DAY)

Madama Butterfly                 Atlanta Opera                         5/2/2020   5/10/2020

Murder on the Links              Stage Door Players                    5/2/2020   (ONE DAY)

9 to 5:  The Musical             Newnan Theatre Co                     5/7/2020   5/17/2020

At Wit's End                     Aurora Theatre                        5/7/2020    6/7/2020

Human: A Pretty Monstrous ...    7 Stages                              5/9/2020    5/9/2020

The Country Wife                 Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse          5/9/2020   5/24/2020

I'm a Motherf@@@@@@@ Superstar:  Synchronicity's Stripped Bare        5/13/2020   (ONE DAY)

Desire Under the Elms             Actor's Express                     5/13/2020   6/14/2020

Xperimental Puppetry Theater      Center for Puppetry Arts            5/14/2020   5/17/2020

August Wilson's Jitney            New Theatre in the Square           5/15/2020    6/7/2020

Alien's Alive                     Aurora Children's Playhouse         5/16/2020   5/16/2020

The Moth:  Siblings               Theatrical Outfit                   5/18/2020   (ONE DAY)

Steel Magnolias                   Serenbe Playhouse                   5/20/2020   6/14/2020

Glory Denied                      Atlanta Opera                       5/21/2020   5/24/2020

The 23rd Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee   Stage Door Players       5/22/2020   6/14/2020

La Cage Aux Folles in Concert     Jennie T. Anderson Theatre          5/23/2020   5/23/2020

The Aristocats (Kids)             Act 3 Arts Academy                  5/26/2020    6/7/2020

Forever Plaid                     Earl Strand Theatre                 5/29/2020    6/7/2020

My Little Pony Live               Fox Theatre                         5/30/2020   5/30/2020

   

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 Elm Street Launches Free At-Home Arts Programming While Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is unable to hold shows, concerts, and classes due to COVID-19 concerns, the Downtown Woodstock-based arts center has launched a complete lineup of free arts programming for all ages that can be enjoyed, experienced, and engaged in from the comfort and safety of home – aptly named “Elm Stream.” 


“Connection transcends distance and community is hardly confined to a place,” says Elm Street’s Executive Director Christopher Brazelton. “Even

though we can’t create together in person, we need a platform like Elm Stream to make art still happen and to keep building community.” Each Monday Elm Street will release a weekly schedule of storytimes, interviews, how-to’s, and more that can be streamed on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and be interacted with. These activities and videos will feature community members, actors from productions past and present, as well as musicians from around the world that will be part of their outdoor concert series the Lantern Series. To make the arts as accessible as possible to audiences during this time, Elm Street is offering their services of Elm Stream for free. “If you enjoy the content we are creating and find it useful in your world, please consider a donation to Elm Street. Any amount is helpful in sustaining our organization as we navigate this evolving situation,” their website reads. 


Audiences are able to view the current schedule of digital programming using the following website link: ​https://elmstreetarts.org/elm-stream-the-arts-come-to-you/​. ​Elm Street will continue to provide updates on how the outbreak impacts the rest of their programming and the most up-to-date information will be available on their social media as well as their website. 
 
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

8534 Main St.

Woodstock, GA 30188

Email info@elmstreetarts.org for More Information 

Actor’s Express Announces Season 33

ATLANTA, GA – April 3, 2020 – Actor’s Express announces its 33rd Season of gripping, entertaining work, including two Atlanta Premieres and one World Premiere. The season opens Summer 2020 with the rock musical Lizzie, which explores the murderous legend of Lizzie Borden. In the Fall, Actor’s Express will present The Thin Place by Lucas Hnath (The Christians and A Doll’s House, Part 2), a haunting drama about the desire to connect with those who have passed on. Next, in time for the holidays, Hedwig and the Angry Inch triumphantly returns to the Actor’s Express stage in an all-new production. In January 2021, Freddie Ashley kicks off the new year by directing a full production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, building on the success of AE’s sold-out concert presentation from 2018. With spring comes the outrageous comedy Bootycandy by Robert O’Hara, directed by Martin Damien Wilkins. And finally, the season closes in late spring 2021 with the World Premiere of Oh, to Be Pure Again by Kira Rockwell, a moving coming-of-age drama set in a Texas fundamentalist church camp.

 

According to Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, “At a time in which we need shared catharsis more than ever, Season 33 offers a panoply of experiences that engage the imagination and stir the heart. We can’t wait to offer audiences the opportunity to laugh, cry, jump in their seats and lean into the experience of being alive in the world today – and to be able to do that together.”

 

Atlanta Legend and fan favorite Libby Whittemore returns to the Actor’s Express stage in May 2021 for the 13th year of her popular cabaret series Libby’s at the Express. Actor’s Express will additionally present the sixth annual Threshold New Play Festival. Dates for Libby’s at the Express and Threshold are to be determined.

 

Due to ongoing scenario planning during our temporary suspension of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, exact dates for each production are pending. These dates will be finalized when we have a clearer sense of when we can reactivate and return to our full production calendar.

 

Season subscription packages are now on sale and can be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-SHOW.  Single ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYS

 

Lizzie

Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt and Tim Maner

Directed by Jennifer Alice Acker

Summer 2020

Season 33 Sponsor: Jessica Linden; Show Sponsor: Terry Hildebrand; Directing Sponsor: Jan Beaves; Music Sponsor: Sharon and David Schachter; Design Sponsors: Kevin Dew and Hall Platt

 

“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.” Or did she? This blistering rock musical upends one of the most intriguing crimes in our country’s history, which has captured our collective imagination since that bloody night in 1892. Was Lizzie Borden a cold-blooded killer or a victim of the Victorian patriarchy?

 

The Thin Place

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Freddie Ashley

Early Fall 2020

Design Sponsor: Clark Wiesner

 

Everyone who ever died is still here – and Linda knows how to talk to all of them. Maybe you can too if you listen, if you really listen. In this startling new thriller by the celebrated playwright of The Christians and A Doll’s House Part 2,  Actor’s Express transforms into an intimate, eerie séance in which the truth burrows into the “thin place,” the delicate boundary between our world and the next.

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Holiday Season 2020

Show Sponsor: John & Patt Vallory

 

Hedwig for the holidays! Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time. Hedwig and the Angry Inch celebrates everyone who’s ever felt like a misfit with such instant classics as “Sugar Daddy,” “Wig in a Box” and “Midnight Radio” in a set list that will have you jamming along and unleashing your own inner rock star.

 

Merrily We Roll Along

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth

Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

Directed by Freddie Ashley

Winter 2021

Show Sponsor: Stephen Michael Brown

 

Franklin, Mary and Charley juggle the tensions between ambition and friendship in Stephen Sondheim’s triumphant musical about old friends, growing up and bending with the road. Told in backward chronology, we start in the present as the trio’s friendships are stretched to a breaking point, journeying backward in time through all their successes and struggles, all the way to their first night together as they look innocently ahead to a future full of possibility. One of Sondheim’s most fascinating pieces of work, it features arguably his greatest score, including such enduring standards as “Good Thing Going,” “Our Time” and “Not a Day Goes By.”

 

Bootycandy

By Robert O’Hara

Directed by Martin Damien Wilkins

Spring 2021

Show Sponsor: Jesse Peel

 

Join Sutter as he propels through a kaleidoscopic odyssey through his childhood home, church, dive bars, seedy motels – and one riotously funny phone conversation about very inappropriate baby names. One of the most acclaimed satirical comedies of the decade, Bootycandy is an audacious series of subversive vignettes that explore what it means to grow up gay and black in America.

 

Oh, to Be Pure Again

By Kira Rockwell

Late Spring/Early Summer 2021

Show Sponsor: Arlene Glaser

 

During a hot summer at a fundamentalist church camp in Texas, the occupants of the senior girls’ cabin search for something bigger than themselves. An idealistic young counselor works to shepherd the girls through a delicate phase of self-discovery, only to be confronted with challenges to her own worldview. The young women find themselves crashing into the uneasy tension between obedience and rebellion in a culture that is obsessed with their sexual purity.

 

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Arts Fund

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Fulton County Board Commissioners

Georgia Council for the Arts

Holland IT Consulting

Kilpatrick Townsend

National Endowment for the Arts

Charles Loridans Foundation

Shubert Foundation

Thompson Hine

WarnerMedia

 

Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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.

Aurora Theatre launches digital performing arts series

Program aims to bring hope through art activations for all ages

Aurora Theatre is home to the highest level of artistic excellence in the region, offering performing arts experiences and the sense of community. As the state transitions from gatherings to the practice of social distancing, the theatre has launched an interactive, digital series to provide access to art and showcase its talented artists. The activities are free and scheduled on various dates throughout April. Art will continue to serve a purpose under these unique circumstances, as Aurora Theatre continues to play a role in providing entertainment – from storytelling to games – in hopes that virtual audience members will find comfort and connect with “in the moment,” personal experiences. Each event will be posted on the websiteYouTubeFacebook and Instagram at designated times.

Folks are encouraged to follow along on Facebook and Instagram to engage with #ATSocialDistancingDiaries – a series highlighting uplifting quotes, performance videos and more that connect each other with moments of delight. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Just because you can't visit theatres in person right now doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the creative programming they have to offer! Many theatres have started producing online content, from podcasts to live shows. There is new online entertainment for theatre-lovers popping up every day! Here is a sample:

Atlanta Theatre: Our friends at Georgia Theatre Guide are keeping a handy resource to connect you to all of the plays and other events that Atlanta's professional theatres are offering online. Support local artists and join in! Check out their web page for online productions and activities.

Alliance Theatre - From our big neighbor on Peachtree - wonderful shows for the young and young at heart.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience - thru April 12.
In My Granny's Garden    

New York Times article
Check out this NY Times article  about more online theatrical productions and arts events.

London's Globe
The Globe is streaming a Shakespeare play for free every fortnight.

Hampstead Theatre
Watch free shows from Hampstead's previous seasons.

Streaming Directly from Broadway's Archives

Playbill Will Stream Broadway's Bandstand Beginning 4/10/2020   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

FREE @ Home #puppet programs

Join the fun via Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/CenterforPuppetryArts/

The Schedule Changes Every Day so before to log in often

Some Events (may) include Captain Healthy & Safety Dog, 🦋Make It! Butterfly Puppet Building Workshop, 🌊Puppet Pow: Vietnamese Water Puppetry 

And Now For Something Completely Different

An Old Video From The Process Theatre

Stuck at home and need a laugh?


We've got you covered.


Here's "This Is Art?" from Designing Women Live 2015, featuring Topher Payne, DeWayne Morgan, Joanie Drago, and Stuart Schleuse as the ladies of Sugarbaker's.

YOU'RE STILL HERE?   CLICK THIS TO WATCH!!!

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Brings to your Home Library

ABOUT

While we had to cancel our live performances of the Georgia Premiere of Will Coleman’s Helvetica due to COVID-19 concerns, we are so excited to launch a complete digital experience of the play that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of home!

ABOUT THE SHOW

Helvetica is a new work written by Will Coleman and is a dramatic “play about stories.” Helvetica is introduced in three different times and how her experiences tell her story. Along with her favorite teddy bear, Myron, Helvetica journeys through her life struggles and reminds herself that to prevail, it’s important to hold onto what makes you special. Myron helps narrate the story of Helvetica — a children’s book author in the present; a precocious, imaginative child in the past; a sick and deflated artist in the future — by interweaving stories, slices from each time period, into one “book.”

Available Digitally: March 20 – May 10, 2020

Cost: FREE

Run Time: 98 Minutes

Rating: Recommended for ages 16+ (Strong Language, Mature Themes)

Video courtesy of David Thompson Technologies LLC (DDT-Live)

ELM STREET WEBSITE

STREAMING UNTIL MAY 10

WATCH HERE

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