Local Season Announcements

Aurora

The Lawrenceville Arts Center Grand Stage getting closer and closer to completion. Set to open late Fall 2021. The entire 2021-22 Season will be performed on that stage. Reserve your seat today!

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Deadline to Renew: August 7

SEASON 26 AT A GLANCE

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CHRISTMAS CANTEEN*, An Aurora Original

November 26 – December 23, 2021

For the first time on the sparkling new 500-seat Grand Stage Theatre of the Lawrenceville Arts Center, Aurora Theatre presents Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen! This stunning revue is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with songs, comic sketches and trips down memory lane making The Most Wonderful Time of the Year an unforgettable experience. This milestone production promises new surprises and will be the must-see event of the holiday!  

Content advisory: suitable for all ages.

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FEEDING BEATRICE, A GOTHIC TALE*
By Kirsten Greenidge

January 20 – February 6, 2022

June and Lurie Walker, the proud new owners of a creaky old gothic house, have a haunting new houseguest – and she’s ravenously hungry. When Beatrice arrives, she burrows deep into their existence and unearths secrets with explosive consequences. Expertly crafted, this spine-chilling thriller evokes the terror of Get Out and the suspense of Hitchcock’s Psycho. A gothic tale that metaphorically and literally reveals the dark-side of America’s past and it’s lingering effects in the present.

Content advisory: mature themes and suspenseful situations.

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA*

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

March 10 – April 3, 2022

After 2 whole years, Aurora Theatre brings you a Broadway spectacular the whole family will love. This contemporary take on the timeless fairytale features beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein songs like In My Own Little Corner and Impossible/It’s Possible, alongside a hilarious and romantic story that adds new characters and surprising twists. This rags-to-regal story parallels Aurora Theatre’s humble beginnings, from producing plays in the old Parson’s Hardware to fulfilling the dream of living in a modern day palace. Celebrate the future of possibility in an arts center 14 years in the making, because as all good fairy godmothers know, “Even miracles take a little time!”

Content advisory: suitable for all ages. 

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SWINDLERS, A Farce*
By Chris Anthony Ferrer

May 19 – June 6, 2022

Swindlers is a hilarious new farce that centers around bungling burglars, Jerry and Miles, who are set to make easy pickings of a millionaire Miami mansion. Things become complicated as the situation turns wildly hysterical in a circus of window breaking, code name using, bear skin rug scaring, people killing events that reveal a chance for these small-time crooks to make the biggest score of all time. The madcap caper? Finding the $300 million diamond first and getting out alive!

Content advisory: language and action may not be suitable for very young children.

 

*titles and dates subject to change

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The Lyric’s Bright Nights is a cabaret series at the Lyric Studio Theatre, featuring the best and brightest vocalists in the Atlanta theatre community. Each cabaret will be hosted by Lyric artistic director, Mary Nye Bennett, and will include both Lyric regulars and brand new faces singing musical theatre and jazz standards. Enjoy a glass of wine in our intimate, NY style cabaret venue. Perfect for a date night- or grab a VIP table for you and your friends!

Cabaret tickets are on sale now!

CABARET INFO AND TICKETS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

NOVEMBER 20, 2021

JANUARY 8, 2021

MARCH 12, 2021

MAY 14, 2022

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Announcing Our 48th Season

See Our Season Brochure HERE

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BECOMING DR. RUTH

(TRAGIC COMEDY)

August 19-22 and 26-29, 2021

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

(COMEDY)

September 4-5, 2021

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THE TEMPEST

(ROMANCE)

STAGE DOOR OUTDOOR AT BROOK RUN PARK AMPHITHEATRE

September 4-5, 2021

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ROMEO & JULIET

(TRAGIC COMEDY)

September 30-October 3, October 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24, 2021

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HALLOWEEN CABARET

One Night Event

A spooky night of scenes and songs dedicated to celebrating the Halloween season!

October 27, 2021

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

(COMEDY)

December 3-5, 8-12, 15-19, 2021

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

(COMEDY)

February 4-6, 11-13, 14, 18-20, 25-27, 2022

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VALENTINES DAY CABARET

One Night Event

Celebrate love and relationships with Stage Door Theatre! Music, wine, and romance will be present throughout the night, as Stage Door Theatre presents an array of Valentine’s Day themed performances.

February 14, 2021

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

(MUSICAL)

April 1-24, 2022

Every Thursday-Sunday

Saturday and Sunday Performances: 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM

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TWELFTH NIGHT; OR WHAT YOU WILL

(COMEDY)

STAGE DOOR OUTDOOR AT BROOK RUN PARK AMPHITHEATRE

July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24, 2022

Atlanta Opera
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Julius Caesar   (Handel)

November 6, 9, 12, 14, 2021

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The Pirates of Penzance   (Gilbert & Sullivan)

January 22, 25, 28, 30, 2022

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The Barber of Seville  (Rossini)

March 5, 8, 11, 13, 2022

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs   (Bates / Campbell)

April 30, May 3, 6, 8, 2022

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Coming Soon From New Depot Players ....

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Announcing our 2021-2022 Season!

Disney's Newsies- The Hit Broadway Show!

Kelli Sings Dolly- A Tribute to Dolly Parton

The Sound of Music- The World's Most Beloved Musical

Sister Act- A Divine Musical Comedy

Bright Star- The Beautiful, New Award-Winning Musical

 

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After more than a year away from live theatre, Theatrical Outfit is excited to announce a return to the stage! For the 2021-2022 Season, audiences will once again be welcomed back into the Balzer Theater to experience smart, authentic, vital in-person theatre. With five gripping Mainstage productions and the continuations of Made In Atlanta, Graham Martin Unexpected Play Festival, and The Welcome Table, the 2021- 2022 Season at Theatrical Outfit will bring powerful, relevant, and thrilling live theatre back to the heart of Downtown Atlanta.

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Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have reimagined Homer’s tragic poem with dazzling theatricality and dark humor. As we emerge from a global pandemic, join us for this sweeping account of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to war and the heroes that rise and fall in times of chaos. This one-person show featuring a live musician

 

“Relates An Age-Old Story That Resonates With Tragic Meaning Today” (New York Times).

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Who killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Is there any truth to the legend of a supernatural hound? This sounds like a case for the world’s most famous detective! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy mystery that takes us from Baker Street to the haunted Dartmoor. Join Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson as they try to escape a dizzying web of clues, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters in a “Perfect Mix Of Slapstick And Thrills” for the entire family (Theatermania).

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What if life came with a rewind button? Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield brings the world a kaleidoscopic new play about love, heartbreak, skydiving and the infinite moments that make a relationship. Bright Half Life shares the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, and go through all the trials and tribulations of marriage and building a family. Pause. Rewind. Fast forward. And hold on to “A Well-Written, Engaging Portrayal Of Smart Women Finding Themselves And Each Other” (The New Yorker).

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Have you ever entered a world where nothing is as it seems? Abe, a resident of the Rightlynd neighborhood of Chicago, seeks justice after a mysterious, late-night attack at a boarded-up bar. In the next 48 hours, the neighborhood digs deep into escalating mystery, working against time to separate fact from fiction. But as the clock ticks down, the media gets involved, and what began as a simple mystery quickly twists into a personal, pointed and political thriller. A modern-day neo-noir, The Wolf at the End of the Block is “A Modern Masterpiece” (New City).

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Have you ever witnessed an icon? Theatrical Outfit will once again be transformed into a 1950s Philadelphia jazz bar where the legendary Billie Holiday is giving one of her final performances. As she wows audiences with her iconic hits, Billie shares bittersweet stories about her life, painting a riveting and moving portrait of the lady whose music wove pain into beauty. Broadway’s Terry Burrell returns with a tour-de-force performance featuring more than a dozen of Holiday’s beloved songs, including “Strange Fruit,” “What a Moonlight Can Do,” and more. You are in for an “Original And Riveting” evening (The London Times).

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SEASON TICKET HOLDERS!
RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION NOW!

NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

WATCH PROMOTIONAL VIDEO HERE

THE 2021-2022 SEASON

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
September 10-26
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

 
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteeen Going on Seventeen," and the title number, THE SOUND OF MUSIC won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy 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.

 


A CHORUS LINE
Directed by Baayork Lee
March 11-27
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics: Edward Kleban
Book: James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante

 
Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include "What I Did for Love, "One," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "The Music and the Mirror," and "I Hope I Get It." A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE was instantly recognized as a classic.

 



THE COLOR PURPLE
MAY 6-22
Book: Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics: Brenda Russell
Music & Lyrics: Allee Willis
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Bray

 
This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. It premiered in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005, where it was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The London off-West End production moved to Broadway in 2015, winning the Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical.


 


WEST SIDE STORY
July 8-24
Book by: Arthur Laurents
Music by: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins

From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. In WEST SIDE STORY, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American "Jets" and the Puerto Rican "Sharks." Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

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Alliance

Announcing our in-person 2021/22 Season!

After a year in the dark, reimagining and rediscovering what live theater can be, we are ready for this reillumination of who we are as humans, as artists, as storytellers, and as a theater.

The 2021/22 Season brings with it dramas, comedies, musicals, and new works. We'll also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young and the 20th Anniversary of the Palefsky Collision Project – two pivotal education programs that bring theater to the hearts and minds of Atlanta youth.

This is more than just a return. This is an evolution.

Watch Promotional Video Here

Remember that Members get access to seats and dates before they go on sale to the general public on July 28.

 

Purchase your Membership before July 28, and book your seats and dates* for every show in our 2021/22 season through the end of the year. That includes our elaborate new staging of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Prime seats and dates will sell out, so don't dilly-dally.

Visit our website or call our season tickets concierges (404.733.4600) Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm before Wednesday, July 28 to purchase your Alliance Theatre Membership.

 

 

Join us for 12 months of world-class theatre.

*Productions through December 2021 only.

Memberships

SINGLE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

ON THE COCA-COLA STAGE:

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(World Premiere Musical)​
Sept 8 – Oct 3, 2021​
Coca-Cola Stage​

Book by Phillip DePoy
Music by Kristian Bush
Lyrics by Phillip DePoy and Kristian Bush
Directed by Susan V. Booth​

From playwright and novelist Phillip DePoy and country duo Sugarland’s Kristian Bush comes a haunting new musical inspired by 1920’s Appalachian lore. In a tiny mountain town with no road in – and no road out – a community carries secrets of all sizes. When a stranger appears in a small town with a mysterious backstory and the best moonshine anyone’s ever tasted – some of the town’s secrets threaten to spill.

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(An elaborate new staging)
Nov 12 – Dec 24, 2021​
Coca-Cola Stage
By Charles Dickens​
Adapted by David H. Bell​
Directed by Leora Morris​

The Alliance Theatre’s beloved production A CHRISTMAS CAROL will return to the Coca-Cola Stage this year with an exciting new adaption, including a completely reimagined set design and stunning new costumes. Audiences will be transported to the streets of London to revisit the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to redemption, told with beautiful live music and an all-star cast. Join the Alliance Theatre for one of Atlanta’s most treasured holiday traditions.  

ON THE HERTZ STAGE:

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Feb 10 – 27, 2022​
Coca-Cola Stage
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Considered a pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league.  Against all odds, Toni blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, breaking through the limitations others placed on her, and creating her own set of rules. Follow Toni’s journey as she fights for love, equality and a chance to do what she wants the most — play some world class baseball. Declared the "Best New Play of 2019" by The Wall Street Journal, TONI STONE is a funny and fascinating story of race, gender, and raw ambition… and an unheralded superstar you’ll never forget.  

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(World Premiere)
Mar 11 – 27, 2022​
Coca-Cola Stage
By Lloyd Suh​
Directed by Eric Ting​

Bina’s family grows the finest apples in all of Korea. But when war forces her to flee her home, Bina is alone in the world with just six precious apples to her name. Can these meager possessions help her find her family? Join Bina on her spirited journey that ranges from the heartbreaking to the humorous. Encountering new challenges at every turn, Bina is forced to rely upon her apples and their important legacy as she begins to discover the power of her own resilience. Often mesmerizing, always heartwarming, Bina will discover that she’s not the only one on a difficult quest for a place to call home.

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May 25 – Jun 26, 2022​
Coca-Cola Stage
Directed by Kenny Leon 

 

Closing the season on the Coca-Cola Stage, the Alliance will produce a world premiere musical by an exciting creative team with direction by Tony Award winner, Kenny Leon. Leon is known to Atlanta audiences as the former Artistic Director of Alliance Theatre and as the Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre. The details of the new production will be announced later this summer. 

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Oct 8 – 31, 2021​
Hertz Stage​
Co-Directed by Keith Arthur Bolden and Alexis Woodard​

Across seven monologues written by seven Black playwrights, HANDS UP depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

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Dec 8 – 24, 2021
Hertz Stage

Experience a special concert series featuring some of Atlanta’s most exciting performers and musicians in a relaxed lounge atmosphere. CLUB HERTZ LIVE will feature a new performer each night and a variety of genres during the month of December. Bands and performers will be chosen by a panel of music-industry professionals. Performers are invited to apply to be a part of the series here.

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(World Premiere; winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition)
Jan 22 – Feb 13, 2022​
Hertz Stage​
By Eliana Pipes

Is cashing in always selling out? When two Latinx sisters go on a reality show to sell their family home, they quickly find themselves at odds, as one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past and the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. 

THE KATHY & KEN BERNHARDT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG SERIES:

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Aug 17, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Alliance Theatre Anywhere​


Conceived and Directed by Ameenah Kaplan

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

(World Premiere)
Oct 12, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Alliance Theatre Anywhere


Written and Directed by Mark Valdez with original composition by Eugene H. Russell IV


A Palette Production created in partnership with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

 

As the seasons come and go in this GA forest, so too do all of the varied wildlife. Except, of course, for the curious cardinal, who stays put the entire year, curiously exploring all of the changes that the seasons bring. Join our cardinal as he bickers with the blue jays in spring, outwits the mischievous squirrels in summer, and bids a fond farewell to the friendly otters in the fall. This animated short celebrates the majesty of the natural habitats of GA and the daily adventures of an ever-changing world.  

Dec 2 - 23, 2021
Selig Family Blackbox Theatre


Created by Olivia Aston Bosworth & Samantha Provenzano


Directed by 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). 

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Mar 16 - Apr 24, 2022 
Selig Family Blackbox Theatre
Directed by Rosemary Newcott


Based on In My Granny’s Garden written Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr. and illustrated by Radcliffe Bailey.

Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre in partnership with the Mayor's Summer Reading Club.

 

In My Granny’s Garden invites our youngest audiences to explore the glory of growing your own food. Step into a visual feast inspired by world renowned artist Radcliffe Bailey’s original paintings, and discover the one superpower that fuels Granny’s garden. This play promises to leave you nourished in body and soul.  

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Jan 20 - Feb 27, 2022
Selig Family Blackbox Theatre


Based on Do You Love the Dark? written by Maya Lawrence and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

 

Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre in partnership with the Mayor's Summer Reading Club. 

 

Do You Love the Dark? follows a young girl during a sleepless night trying to conquer her biggest fear of all: the dark! This interactive play invites the audience on an unforgettable journey to not only conquer the fear of the unknown, but to transform it into love. Join us for this humungous hug of a play and discover all of the good love glowing in the dark!

SEE THE 2021/2022 SEASON WITH A MEMBERSHIP OR SEASON TICKET PACKAGE

 

Whether you prefer the flexibility and value of an Alliance Theatre Membership (see every show in a 12-month period and choose the best available seat whenever you book your tickets) or the consistency of season tickets (the same seats reserved* just for you at every show in your series), you will enjoy concierge service, fee-free ticket exchanges, and discounts on additional tickets, classes, and more.

  • A ticket to every production in a 12-month period

  • Early access to preferred performance dates and times

  • Convenience and flexibility — book online anytime, and choose the date and time that works for you. Seating will be best available at the time of reservation

  • A ticket to every production in your chosen series — Alliance Series, Hertz Series, or Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young Series

  • Choose a consistent day of the week and reserved seat(s)* for the entire series


*Alliance series only

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ANNOUNCING SEASON 34
AT ACTOR'S EXPRESS!

After a year of virtual programming, including streaming and a podcast, Actor’s Express is ready to return to in-person performances with an eight-show IN-PERSON season. 

Season 34 is full of dynamic, entertaining work, including a World Premiere and co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre.

“This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. As we’ve been so starved to gather in shared space for over a year, AE has decided to roar back with the most ambitious, diverse and exciting season in our thirty-four-year history. We are renewing our commitment to our community to be a place where people come together to share visceral experiences, challenging ideas and explorations of the diverse lived experiences of human beings.”.


- Actor's Express Artistic Director
  Freddie Ashley

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Season subscription packages are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 404-607-7469, Tuesday through Friday from 12-5 PM. You can also e-mail the box office staff at tickets@actorsexpress.com if you have any questions.

SUBSCRIBE TO SEASON 34

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Red Speedo
By Lucas Hnath
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.

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Heathers: The Musical
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe & Kevin Murphy
September 29 - October 17, 2021


A Co-Production between Actor’s Express and Oglethorpe University Theatre; Performed at the Conant Performing Arts Center.

Social outcast Veronica has found her way into the most powerful and feared clique at Westerburg High – the Heathers. But when she falls for the dangerous and sexy transfer student J.D., she soon finds that her “teenage angst bullshit has a body count.” So grab your slushee, bust out your best scrunchie and settle in for the wild ride of this hit musical based on the 1989 cult classic film starring Winona Ryder.

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WORLD PREMIERE!


Hometown Boy
By Keiko Green
November 3-28, 2021


James hasn’t been back to his rural Georgia hometown in over a decade, but reluctantly returns to check in on his father, whose behavior has become worryingly erratic. And since the South has a way of holding onto secrets, he soon stumbles into a life he thought he had left behind as a child. That stench in the air isn’t just his father’s decaying house, but the rotten core of long-buried secrets teeming just under the surface and ready to explode.

(Note:  See our review here of last year's Zoom reading of this play)

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Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage
January 5 - February 6, 2022


In 1905 New York, an independent woman named Esther creates beautiful lingerie for clients that range from white society mavens on the Upper East Side to prostitutes in the Tenderloin district. As she works toward her dream of opening a beauty salon for Black women, she earns the trust, respect and friendship of her diverse customers. And when she enters into a romantic correspondence with a mysterious pen pal, her quest for empowerment and self-actualization takes unexpected turns. A landmark play from MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Starring Atlanta favorite Cynthia D. Barker as Esther.

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Bootycandy
By Robert O’Hara
March 2-27, 2022


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.

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Sunset Baby
By Dominique Morisseau
April 20 - May 15, 2022


When Black Liberation activist Kenyatta Shakur comes back to the world after prison, he finds himself widowed and alone. His fraught reunion with his daughter Nina only intensifies when she refuses to release to him letters from his late wife that are both personally and historically significant. In the familial tug-of-war that ensues, Kenyatta and Nina must find a way to confront their shared history. A crackling play from MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew), one of the most acclaimed playwrights in America today.

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Desire Under the Elms
By Eugene O’Neill
June 1 - July 3, 2022


In this scorching classic that pulses with the intensity of a fever dream, tyrannical patriarch Ephraim Cabot returns to his rural New England farm with a seductive new wife, Abbie, hoping to produce a new heir to the estate. Fearing disinheritance, his impetuous youngest son Eben hates his new stepmother. But hatred gives way to lust, unleashing tragic consequences on the Cabot family forever. A  great masterwork by one of America’s most preeminent dramatists. 

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LIZZIE
Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer & Alan Stevens Hewitt
Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer & Tim Maner
Book by Tim Maner
July 27 - September 4, 2022


“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?

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A SEASON OF CHARACTER

CHAR·AC·TER /ˈkerəktər/

The distinctive nature of something; the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual; a person’s reputation.


Each show in our Season of Character challenges us to find the inner strength of character.

 

“Inner strength of character cannot be measured by any means but performance in the time of need.” – K.L. Toth

SEASON TICKETS

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July 7 - July 21

Based on the popular book series, this is a crazy musical about surviving first grade from the perspective of quirky student, Junie B Jones. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

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August 13 - August 29

 

Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by 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.

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October 8 - October 17

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films! It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

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October 29 - November 14

Before shipping out for the war in Vietnam, a group of US Marines have one last night in San Francisco and place bets on who can find the “ugliest” woman in town and bring her to their “Dogfight”. One marine, Birdlace, discovers a particular woman, Rose, who he convinces to join him for the “party” but experiences a feeling unknown to all trained military—empathy.

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December 3 - December 24

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

A Christmas Carol is a spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story and a Woodstock holiday tradition!

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February 4 - February 14 

A Chorus Line – High School Edition is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. Every aspect of the show has been developed specifically for high school performers: dialogue and content are age-appropriate, dance sequences are of a length befitting high school dancers, and allowances are made to feature actors of any race or ethnicity.

A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. A Chorus Line is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. Specifically, A Chorus Line takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.

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March 4 - March 20

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. A masterful depiction of the forces that divide and conquer us

 

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay true to themselves and each other.

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April 22 - May 8

Based on the hit movie with the same name, this upbeat musical follows wannabe star Dolores Van Cartier who witnesses a murder and is put into hiding at a church as a nun. Through her time in the convent, she discovers that that music is a way to the soul and that she would rather share the spotlight with her new family.

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June 8 - June 22

In this hilarious and moving new musical adventure that puts a clever twist on Greek mythology, spunky and curious Orphie sets sail to save Homer and his Book of Heroes—a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld. On her journey, she meets her hero, Heracles, some sassy Sirens, and even the toe-tapping, comical Hades. Orphie proves that not all heroes have to be powerful and that sometimes all it takes is heart and determination. With allusions to Greek culture and some surprising twists and fantastical songs, Orphie and the Book of Heroes adds a girl-power spin to the joys of reading and Greek mythology.

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July 13 - July 27

Based on the story by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach follows a boy on an epic journey. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

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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.

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The Addams Family

October 27 - November 7, 2021
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams

The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

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Beehive

February 16-27, 2022
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

BEEHIVE celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960’s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Proud Mary,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes us from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation. Audiences will want to dance in the aisles as this show never stops moving and grooving with music by the most famous female performers of the 1960’s.

The Wizard of Oz

April 13 - 24, 2022
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

This playful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s celebrated novel has the award-winning score full of famous songs like, “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”

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Matilda

June 15 - 26, 2022
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents and is the bane of headmistress, Miss Trunchbull — Matilda’s courage and cleverness just might save the day. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable gang of “revolting” children, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp.

Matilda is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

“…an exhilarating tale of empowerment, as told from the perspective of the most powerless group of little children…”

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