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)
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
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: . 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 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
Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt and Tim Maner
Directed by Jennifer Alice Acker
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
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.”
By Robert O’Hara
Directed by Martin Damien Wilkins
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
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
National Endowment for the Arts
Charles Loridans Foundation
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.
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 website, YouTube, Facebook 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.
The Globe is streaming a Shakespeare play for free every fortnight.
Watch free shows from Hampstead's previous seasons.
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.
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Brings to your Home Library
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
Run Time: 98 Minutes
Rating: Recommended for ages 16+ (Strong Language, Mature Themes)
Video courtesy of David Thompson Technologies LLC (DDT-Live)
STREAMING UNTIL MAY 10