Local Season Announcements
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A work of ethereal beauty, La Sylphide is an enrapturing tragic love story that will pull at the heartstrings.
A beloved masterpiece, La Sylphide contains all the elements of Romantic ballet: a dark setting enshrouded in mist, a melodramatic love story doomed by a mysterious enchantment, and ethereal women in white. The famously specific Bournonville style provides joyful high points in the tragic story of a Scottish nobleman who finds himself in love with a sylph – a fairy-like spirit who is not of his world. Based on the original 1836 Royal Danish Ballet production, La Sylphide is one of the oldest surviving masterworks of classical ballet.
The magical world of The Nutcracker returns to Cobb Energy Centre this December. Atlanta Ballet’s larger-than-life production is a winter wonderland where falling snowflakes, twirling flowers and spinning stars guide Marie and her Nutcracker Prince through a dream-like world of delights – amplified by traditional stage magic and state-of-the-art technology.
Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fahion Icon
Atlanta Ballet to premiere in the U.S. award-winning choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s original ballet that explores the complex life of one of the 20th century’s most intriguing fashion icons.
Acclaimed Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s original full-length narrative ballet Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon will delve into the complex life of one of the 20th century’s most intriguing iconoclasts. The woman who launched a global fashion empire, Coco Chanel redefined the world of fashion and more than a century later her legacy continues. That legacy is defined in part by Chanel's brilliant designs, shrewd business acumen, and glamorous lifestyle; it is also defined by immorality and opportunism in her rise to the top.
Ochoa’s original full-length narrative ballet chronicles Chanel’s almost mythical rags-to-riches and often controversial story.
This production was inspired by real-life persons and events, but some incidents, names, characters and timelines portrayed in this production are fictitious. Reference to any specific product, service, design, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or association by any person with Atlanta Ballet.
Step into the enchanting world of Cinderella, where wishes come true, good overcomes evil, and a glass slipper leads to a happily ever after.
A timeless story of virtue, reward and the search for true love, our youngest audiences will be dazzled by Atlanta Ballet 2’s delightful one-hour adaptation of this legendary fairy tale, brought to life through celebrated characters, exquisite costumes, and majestic staging.
Our highly popular Family Ballets are short, child-friendly fairy tales told through dance, set to classical music. Performed by Atlanta Ballet 2, the highest level of professional training in the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, this brand-new production of Cinderella will be choreographed by Bruce Wells for the coming season! (Ages 2–12)
An imaginative mix of three works from renowned and emerging choreographic talents will surprise and inspire, revealing the spirited side of dance.
Mark Morris will explore the relationship between music and movement in the rhythmic, dynamic, and lighthearted Sandpaper Ballet; accomplished dancer and freelance choreographer Garrett Smith, acclaimed for his energizing new works, will produce a world premiere; and Company dancer Sergio Masero will once again mesmerize audiences with his choreographic flair and neoclassical style.
Sandpaper Ballet Choreography by Mark Morris
A rhythmic, playful ballet to lift the spirits, Sandpaper Ballet will delight audiences with its flawless balance of music and movement. The entertainingly fresh and celebratory melodies combine with inventive, dynamic, and precise choreographic gestures, making for a riveting visual and acoustic experience.
A World Premiere horeography by Sergio Masero
Described by ArtsATL as “a beautiful musical dance maker,” Company dancer Sergio Masero will build on his acclaimed neoclassical creations with Atlanta Ballet - Taneo Integrum (Silver Linings) in 2021 and Schubertiada (Strike Your Fancy) in 2022 – to bring another all-new production to the Atlanta stage.
A World Premiere Choreography by Garrett Smith
At the forefront of the choreographic scene with Vitacca Ballet’s Somewhat Closer, Norwegian National Ballet’s Imitations and Netflix’s Tiny Pretty Things, accomplished dancer and freelance choreographer Garrett Smith will inspire with his innovative and artistic brilliance in A World Premiere.
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An inspiring evening of two innovative works by the next generation of choreographers will close out the 2023|2024 season.
Choreographer-in-Residence Claudia Schreier, celebrated for her most recent Atlanta Ballet works Fauna and Pleiades Dances, will once again delight with her musicality and sculptural elegance, while the contemporary and distinctive movement vocabulary of Brazilian artist Juliano Nuñes, one of the world’s most sought-after young choreographers, will take center stage in an exciting new commission.
Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre, BOLD Associate Artistic Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Dan Reardon Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director Christopher Moses, and Managing Director Mike Schleifer, are pleased to announce the productions of the Alliance’s 55th season. The new season will feature award-winning plays, exciting world premieres, a blockbuster musical, and groundbreaking works developed for youth and families.
“We selected a variety of stories that honor the diverse and aspirational quality of this extraordinary city – new stories from new voices, familiar stories told in new & surprising ways, and new partnerships with local and national arts organizations,” said Christopher Moses, Dan Reardon Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director. “It's a season tied together by the promise of hope – hope that this art form remains essential, hope that our community sees itself on our stage, and most of all, the increased sense of hope that comes from experiencing powerful stories created by our country's finest artists.”
“We are so excited to celebrate theater's transformative power to strengthen human connection through stories that reflect the cultural vibrancy and rich diversity of Atlanta. Stories that are equally harrowing, hilarious and hopeful!” said Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, BOLD Associate Artistic Director. “Led by globally recognized artists channeling their vibrant and fearless spirits, we believe audiences will journey with us into imaginative experiences of self-actualizing, family legacy, and communal empowerment.”
The 55th season will begin with a remounted production of the Alliance’s acclaimed new musical for youth and families, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY, playing at Kennesaw State University, July 1 – 23, 2023. Inspired by the hilarious book by author & illustrator Oliver Jeffers, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY celebrates the joy of reading and the insatiable appetite for knowledge.
In the fall, the Alliance will produce the Atlanta premiere of the Off-Broadway hit, ENGLISH, a heartfelt and humorous play awarded the 2023 Obie for Best New Play. Described as “a buoyant comedy and probing exploration of what it means to speak and feel understood” by New York Theatre Guide, ENGLISH examines what opportunities are gained and identities lost when assimilating into a new culture.
In September, Alliance Theatre and The Atlanta Opera will collaborate to produce Stephen King’s iconic thriller, THE SHINING, theatrically adapted as a riveting opera. THE SHINING will have a limited engagement on The Coca-Cola Stage, September 15 – October 1, 2023.
The Alliance will then produce the world premiere of INTO THE BURROW: A PETER RABBIT™ TALE, October 14 – December 23, on the Hertz Stage. Featuring beloved characters from the classic Beatrix Potter tales and a variety of original songs, this new tale encourages audiences to acknowledge fears and work together to overcome challenges. INTO THE BURROW: A PETER RABBIT™ TALE is presented by special arrangement with Penguin Ventures, on behalf of Frederick Warne & Co Ltd and in partnership with the High Museum of Art’s exhibition, Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature, on display October 13 – January 7, 2024.
For the holidays, the Alliance will present the timeless Dickens story, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, for the third year featuring its new production design and staging. It will run on The Coca-Cola Stage, November 11 – December 24. The new adaptation was described in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “high art of the season… a nostalgic feast for the eyes.” And ArtsATL encouraged audiences to, “bring your kids, bring your friends, bring a rapacious billionaire if you know one…it’s certain they’ll enjoy the Alliance’s production.”
Following on the Hertz Stage, the Alliance will produce the world premiere of the 20th winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, FURLOUGH’S PARADISE, by a.k. payne of the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. FURLOUGH'S PARADISE is a poignant new play examining the dynamics that shape our lives and lead us to where we make our home. Past winners of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition have become some of today’s most exciting playwrights and writers, including Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue inspired the 2017 Academy Award-winning film for Best Picture, Moonlight; Mike Lew (Tiger Style!), 2018 winner of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an Emerging American Playwright; and Jiréh Breon Holder, whose winning play Too Heavy For Your Pocket received multiple productions including an Off-Broadway run in 2017.
Following on The Coca-Cola Stage, the Alliance will produce a world premiere adaptation of A TALE OF TWO CITIES, adapted by Brendan Pelsue. This radical reimagining of Charles Dickens’s classic tale of the French Revolution forces us to ask: Am I who I am because of my actions or the circumstances of my birth? Do I control my destiny? And where do we begin if we want to right the wrongs of history?
In the Spring, the Alliance will produce the Atlanta premiere of FAT HAM. The deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play will run on the Hertz Stage. Playwright James Ijames has reinvented Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Hamlet, creating what The New York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.” FAT HAM follows the story of Juicy, 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.
The season will close on The Coca-Cola Stage with the world premiere musical, THE PREACHER’S WIFE. Inspired by the beloved blockbuster film, THE PREACHER’S WIFE is a stirring new musical about the power of hope. Featuring an original, gospel-infused score by actor, comedian, and writer Tituss Burgess (TV’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and a book by Burgess and actress, producer, and writer Azie Dungey (TV’s Harlem), THE PREACHER’S WIFE is a can’t-miss theatrical celebration of family and faith.
The Alliance Theatre’s Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young will produce three plays developed specifically for children who are ages newborn through five and their caregivers. These productions include the world premiere, OODLES OF DOODLES, about a young boy who loves to doodle and the power of imagination; the holiday celebration (KNOCK, KNOCK), discovering the mix of holiday traditions of the residents of the same apartment building; and the world premiere, THE CURIOUS CARDINAL, an exploration of the changing seasons in a Georgia forest.
The Alliance will also present two limited-engagement productions as part of its Alliance Presents series. The series will feature Ballethnic Dance Company’s JAZZING: MEMOIRS IN JAZZ, A SERIES OF DANCES – a new collection of dances inspired by The Breman Museum’s exhibition A Jazz Memoir: The Photography of Herb Snitzer; and SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD – a new play by Pearl Cleage written for the 50th anniversary of the landmark election of Maynard Jackson as Atlanta’s first Black mayor.
NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT
The Alliance will continue its important work developing new plays through its Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition and its Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab.
The Alliance is pleased to announce the finalists of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. These plays will receive developmental workshops and staged readings as part of the Alliance/Kendeda Week celebrating news works in 2024. The finalists of the 2023/24 season are:
The Agency by Lia Romeo, The Juilliard School
The Reservoir by Jake Brasch, The Juilliard School
littleboy/littleman by Rudi Goblen, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale
Sävë thë Whälës, etc. by David L. Caruso, Boston University
The Alliance will also present the projects from Round 8 of the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab in May, 2023. These projects have received resources for further development, as well as access to the Alliance’s artistic, education, and production staffs, and rehearsal spaces. The lab projects will be presented in free performances in the Spring of 2023. The projects and presentation dates are:
May 11, 6:00 pm – Daughter House 5, Artists: Jeff Mather, Marquetta Johnson, and John Edward Doyle, Jr.
May 13, 2:00 pm – Man of Wood, Man of Fire, Artists: Dwight Andrews, Louis Massiah, and Ben Polite
May 13, 6:00 pm – Malicious Compliance, Artists: Frankie Mulinix, Humlao Evans, and Jordyn King
Projects for Round 9 of the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab are being accepted for consideration now. Project proposals can be submitted here www.alliancetheatre.org/reiserlab.
Memberships for the Alliance’s 55th season are on sale now. For more information, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/memberships.
Single tickets for individual productions and events will go on sale in July 2023.
COCA-COLA STAGE SERIES
HERTZ STAGE SERIES
YOUTH AND FAMILY SERIES
KATHY & KEN BERNHARDT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG
Announcing Our New Season:
Pumphouse’s Season Announcement! In 2023-24, we will celebrate our 49th season with the following shows:
A LITTLE PRINCESS, Adapted from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Pumphouse Junior (ages 5-18) | Directed by Laurel Ann Lowe
Discover this timeless classic like you’ve never seen it before – a heartwarming story of hope, kindness, and resilience for all ages to enjoy.
PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noël Coward
Pumphouse Mainstage | Directed by Alex LaVelle
A hilarious and witty play that follows the chaotic life of a narcissistic actor and his eccentric friends. A must-see production for lovers of comedy and satire!
THE LIBRARY by Scott Z. Burns
Pumphouse Unlimited | Director TBD
*** Director applications accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org
This gripping and thought-provoking play explores the aftermath of a deadly school shooting and the complex issues surrounding its impact on society.
DRACULA by Stephen Hotchner
Pumphouse Mainstage | Directed by Meghann K. Humphreys
A thrilling stage adaptation of the classic horror novel that brings the iconic vampire to life with chilling suspense, mesmerizing visuals, and captivating performances. A must-see for horror fans.
ELF THE MUSICAL, Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum
Pumphouse Mainstage & Pumphouse Junior | Directed by Stacey Bern
This heartwarming holiday production follows Buddy, a human raised by elves, on a quest to find his true identity and spread Christmas cheer. A festive and fun family experience.
MR. BENNET’S BRIDE by Emma Wood
Pumphouse Mainstage | Directed by Imani Anderson
Based on Mr. and Mrs. Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this delightfully antique rom-com explores how this ill-matched couple met and married 25 years before the famed novel.
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN by Gina Gionfriddo
Pumphouse Unlimited | Directed by Shelly Thompson
A witty and insightful play that explores the complexities of modern feminism and the choices women make in pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.
THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson
Pumphouse Mainstage | Directed by Meghann K. Humphreys
A funny, charming play about the battle to save a legacy, offering up excerpts of some of the Bard's most beloved writing.
TRILLIUM, an Appalachian drama by Karen Ruetz
Pumphouse Mainstage & Pumphouse Playwrights | Directed by Laurel Ann Lowe
Set in the mountains of Appalachia, Trillium is a winding tale of magic, love, jealousy and revenge.
More information about each show, including audition dates, will be released on our EventBrite/Ticket Link in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for more details!
Announcing our 2023/2024 Season
Sept 15 - Oct 1
Composer: Paul Moravec
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Based on the Novel by: Stephen King
Premiere Performance: May 7, 2016, Ordway Music Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Atlanta Opera makes its long-awaited return to the Alliance Theatre as Stephen King’s iconic 1977 thriller comes to the stage in this supernatural tale of possession and murder. Jack Torrance, a father with a troubled past, finds new employment as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. But as the family settles in to their new accommodations, demonic spirits from the hotel’s past begin to take hold of Jack as he becomes a vessel for their murderous intents. Composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell masterfully adapt this riveting story as an opera that will keep you on the edge of your seats from start to finish.
Sung in English with English Supertitles
Oct 28 ONLY!
Composer/Conductor: Michael Shapiro
A fantastical collision of sight and sound awaits in this imaginative presentation of vintage cinema. The 1931 film of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein” is given a lush and vibrant score composed by Michael Shapiro and presented by The Atlanta Opera orchestra and an intimate collection of voices for an entertaining evening at the theater. Be transported to yesteryear as Frankenstein’s monster comes alive in a whole new way through this entrancing union of film
Sung in English with English Supertitles
Nov 4 - Nov 12
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Premiere Performance: March 11, 1851, La Fenice, Venice
A lecherous playboy. A vengeful father. A tragic love affair. Giuseppe Verdi’s definitive tragic opera comes to Atlanta as a co-production with the Houston Grand Opera and the Dallas Opera. Rigoletto is a master of the tongue, a wily wordsmith with a malicious edge. But as he finds himself cursed by an affronted courtier, Rigoletto will discover the true consequences of his words will have an indelible impact on that which he holds most dear. Jasmine Habersham returns home to perform the role of Gilda in The Atlanta Opera’s production of Rigoletto.
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Rigoletto is a co-production of The Atlanta Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and The Dallas Opera
Jan 20 - Jan 28 2024
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
Premiere Performance: February 1, 1896, Teatro Regio, Turin
Giacomo Puccini’s transcendent masterpiece La Bohème captures the essence of love, loss, and life. This tragic story of four friends clinging to each other as harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart has been told time and again – now, discover its origin as one of the greatest operas ever written. Acclaimed tenor Long Long joins the cast as Rodolfo in The Atlanta Opera’s heart-wrenching production that takes the stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Mar 2 - Mar 10 2024
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Librettist: Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
Based on the play by: William Shakespeare
Premiere Performance: June 11, 1960, Aldeburgh Festival
Mystical figures dance in the night as Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This adaptation of celebrated playwright William Shakespeare’s work follows the consequences of a falling out between Oberon and Tytania, the fairy-king and queen. What results is a chaotic comedy rife with magical potions, mistaken identities, perplexed lovers, and even more machinations of mischief. British countertenor Iestyn Davies as Oberon and soprano Liv Redpath as Tytania make their Atlanta Opera debuts, joining mezzo soprano Megan Marino performing the role of Puck.
Sung in English with English Supertitles
Apr 27 - May 5 2024
Composer & Librettist: Richard Wagner
Premiere Performance: June 26, 1870, National Theatre, Munich Germany
The Ring Cycle, Wagner’s magnum opus, continues with Die Walküre, the second epic installment in the series. The daughters of Wotan, ruler of the gods, serve as Valkyries tasked with guiding the souls of fallen warriors to Valhalla. But as scandal erupts, Wotan finds himself at odds with whom he most trusts.
Greer Grimsley returns as the definitive Wotan in The Atlanta Opera’s new production of one of opera’s greatest triumphs.
Sung in German with English Supertitles
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin Carole King Barry Mann Cynthia Weil Book by Douglas McGrath
Music by Arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Directed and Choreographed by David Rossetti
Music Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Starring Bethany Irby as Carole King
August 17- September 10, 2023
Clyde & Sandra Stickland Grand Stage
This musical chronicles the inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This Tony and Grammy Award-winning show is Some Kind of Wonderful and sure to make you Feel the Earth Move under your seat. Beautiful features hits like You’ve Got a Friend, One Fine Day, Up on the Roof, On Broadway and Natural Woman. A show-stopping season opener filled with the songs you remember—and the story you’ll never forget.
CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2023
An Aurora Original
November 24 – December 23, 2023
Clyde & Sandra Stickland Grand Stage
Now in its 28th year, Christmas Canteen continues to infuse undeniable holiday magic over all of Metro Atlanta. Thousands flock to the sumptuous Lawrenceville Arts Center each season to experience the joy of this unique theatrical tradition. This magnificent revue overflows with spectacular musical numbers, riotous bursts of comedy and the perfect touch of nostalgia. All ages love to indulge in this holiday treat that promises to be the highlight of the festive season!
Written and Performed by Mary Lynn Owen
January 25 – February 18, 2024
Metro Waterproofing Main Stage
What can you do when life doesn’t go according to the recipe? A woman plagued by insomnia is determined that her mother’s bread recipe will finally work. The ingredients of time and memory keep interfering. The bread-baking process –in real time– becomes a deeper journey. On the eve of a significant birthday, the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants mixes the ingredients of her past into a spectacular night that rises and falls with loaves that somehow end up in the oven. Starring Mary Lynn Owen, Suzi Bass Award-winner for her performance in Aurora’s Wit.
By Lori Fischer
March 21 – April 7, 2024
Clyde & Sandra Stickland Grand Stage
Forty-eight-year-old Dorothy, a two-bit actor with performance anxiety, has reached her breaking point portraying a singing sandwich on the local children’s show Lunchtime with Munchkins. When she finds a technicality in the contract, she chucks it all to live the good life at the Greener Pastures Retirement Center. Her new roommate, the wisecracking curmudgeon Maxine, wants the attention-grabbing whippersnapper gone. This battle of wills and wits is a Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple crowd-pleaser that makes a perfect date with grandma.
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.
Starring Jasmine Reneè Ellis as Deloris Van Cartier
May 23 – June 16, 2024
Clyde & Sandra Stickland Grand Stage
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, this uplifting musical is reason to REJOICE!
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (OCTOBER 6-22, 2023)
Book by Joseph Stein | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (DECEMBER 8-24, 2023)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin | Book by David Ives & Paul Blake
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song, WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages. Based on the classic Paramount Pictures 1954 musical film!
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (MARCH 8-24, 2024)
Book by Linda Woolverton | Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Step into the enchanted world of this modern classic, based on the ground-breaking Academy Award-winning animated film of the same name. Join Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and many more, on the musical adventure that changed the face of Broadway, where this “tale as old as time” ran for over thirteen years, and spawned a string of Disney musical mega-hits, including The Lion King, Newsies, and Aladdin. With such songs as “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” and the Oscar-winning title tune, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is family theatre at its very best.
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL (MAY 3-19, 2024)
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!
We are pleased to announce ‘Act 2’ of Synchronicity Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season.
There are several great opportunities for upcoming stories, previews and reviews. Here’s a few ideas:
1 – In the Continuum is directed by Valeka Jessica, who has come to be known as one of Atlanta’s most talented actors over the past few years. She would be a wonderful person to talk to as she steps into the director’s seat for the first time.
2 – We are very excited about uplifting The Wash, a new play by Kelundra Smith, who many of us know. We are co-producing the show next season with Impact Theatre, and are doing a workshop this spring, which Impact Theatre Artistic Director Brenda Porter will direct. While this workshop is of course not open for reviews, it is a wonderful opportunity to start a conversation about the creative process, leading to next year’s premiere.
3 – Our cabaret ‘Pitch, Please’ is a new endeavor for Synchronicity, and it is designed to uplift material written by under-represented humans. Our hope is that this performance might become an annual event. The cabaret is being curated by multi-hyphenate artists Rachel Graf Evans and Vallea E. Woodbury.
4 – Our Playmaking for Girls program culminates with our annual summer performance in June. This is an incredible project hitting its 20th year this year, where girls from group homes and the refugee community come together to write and perform plays about their lives.
PITCH, PLEASE! - A Spicy Synchro Cabaret
Directed by Rachel Graf Evans & Vallea E. Woodbury
April 20 - 23, 2023
A saucy new show is shimmying its way onto the Synchronicity stage.
Directed by Rachel Graf Evans and Vallea E. Woodbury, this evening of songs and sass will fill you with delight. Highlighting new works and beloved favorites; all written by under-represented humans. Come and clap. Cheer. Be a little bit cheeky. And maybe even sing along.
IN THE CONTINUUM
by Dana Gurira & Nikkole Salter
Directed by Valeka Jessica
June 2nd - 18th, 2023
A mirror with two faces. In The Continuum is a parallel story of two women who face the growing AIDS crisis in America and Africa. Alike in ways that cross the borders of both Central LA and Zimbabwe. In a weekend two women face a similar journey of life-altering truths and fervent denial.
OBIE award-winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated drama In the Continuum puts a human face on the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa and America through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women. Living worlds apart, one in South Central LA and the other in Zimbabwe, each experiences a kaleidoscopic weekend of life-changing revelations in this story of parallel denials and self-discoveries.
Sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation & the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition.
April 27, 2023
11 AM - 1:30 PM
11-11:45am - cocktail hour & auction
11:45am-1:30pm - Honors, lunch & Panel
Location: The Foundry at Puritan Mill
Sponsor tables available now.
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PFG - Final Performance 2023
June 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m
Tickets are FREE
Reservations are required.
Bring tissues, and prepare to feel all the feels, when our Playmaking for Girls participants showcase their original material based on their personal life experiences!
Join us at Cole Auditorium at Perimeter College for the moving culminating performance from our annual from Synchronicity's Playmaking for Girls program. Stick around after the show for an engaging post-show discussion and reception complete with drinks and snacks!
Georgia State University, Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus
3735 Memorial College Avenue
Clarkston, GA 30021
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DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID June 30 - July 30
PELAGIUS September 8 - September 24
WHITE CHRISTMAS November 10 - December 17
ELVIS January 26 - February 25
STEEL MAGNOLIAS April 19 - May 19
Remembering Luther Vandross June 2 - June 3
Stepp Stewart's Cotton Club Apr 7 - Apr 16
Steel Magnolias May 5 - May 14
A Night With Barry White May 26 - May 27
Once on This Island Jul 21 - Aug13
Once on This Island Jr Jul 28 - Jul 30
The Gift of the Magi 2.0 Nov 17 - Dec 3
Frosty Dec 8 - Dec 24
Here we go for season 39!
We are thrilled to announce our full 5-play season of acclaimed plays from across the country - smart, positive, entertaining and up close and personal in our intimate Horizon space.
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Subscribers also get to sit in our Subscriber Seating Section for every show. AND you receive 1 Free Additional WILD CARD ticket to bring a friend for free in the first two weeks of every show (after that it's half price). 5-Play Subscriptions Range from $80 to $155, depending on the type of subscription.
So read what we have coming up for 2023! We know you will love the work of these amazing playwrights, directors and actors. It's hand-made and local. Stories that we have picked specifically to resonate with our diverse Atlanta audiences.
Lisa Adler, Co-Artistic/Producing Director
Jeff Adler, Co-Artistic/Technical Director
Marguerite Hannah, Associate Artistic Producer
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HORIZON'S 39th SEASON OF CONTEMPORARY PLAYS
Hope, Laughter, and Passion
Up Close and Personal
Every Thursday is Guys’ Night for a small group of friends who gather to vent – with a “No Ladies” policy strictly enforced. Passing a baseball bat as a “talking stick”, this motley crew of men support each other through stalled careers, dashed romances, and a fast-changing world. When an unexpected visitor crashes the party, their notions of what it means to be a man in today’s America are suddenly upended. Don’t miss this hilarious comedy by Ellen Fairey, whose work has been hailed “a must-see for anyone who follows important new plays.” (Chicago Tribune)
A bewitching drama of desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo. Beartrice—a free woman of color—and her three unwed daughters face changing racial divides in the hot New Orleans summer of 1836 after the mysterious death of her white lover. A sensuous, humorous and gripping family drama of love and survival told in a rich and lyrical river of words, music and dance.
In the small town of Millersville, plant researcher and YouTuber Emery Harris lives alone in a house in a tree named Mabel surrounded by plants that, other than her overbearing sister Hazel, are her only source of conversation. When Emery’s calm and quiet is disrupted by a massive and growing crowd of YouTube channel devotees singing to her—their botanical, new-age messiah—she is forced to look down from the branches and face the outside world. This warm-hearted comedy digs into the power of plants and the intriguing, human, and often hilarious idiosyncracies of people.
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.
October 24 - 29, 2023
November 14 - 29, 2023
December 5 - 10, 2023
January 9 - 14, 2024
January 30 -
February 25, 2024
March 19 - 24, 2024
April 16 - 21, 2024
May 7 - 12, 2024
June 4 - 9, 2024
July 30 -
August 4, 2024
Our 2023 Season Subscriptions are on Sale Now
We heard you loud and clear - you want to laugh! So we have planned another season of comedies!
New subscribers can purchase the season HERE. Existing subscribers wishing to renew their current seats please contact the box office at 770-331-0079 by December 15th!
TIL BETH DO US PART
Beth Bailey arrives in Cincinnati up to no good. She's scheming to get control of Carmichael Chocolates from Suzannah Hayden. The only thing between Beth and sweet candy control? Clueless Gibby, Suzannah's hapless husband - and their divorced best friends!
Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to
ever run for office.
Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman - until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life.
A DICKENS' CHRISTMAS CAROL:
A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts
The funniest Christmas Carol ever! The Styckes Upon Thump Repertory Company embarks on their fifteenth annual tour of the Dickens classic. When the company's diva feigns illness, certain the production will be canceled, this merry troupe of over the hill and upstart actors carry on without her. Roles are shuffled and the sweet understudy suddenly finds herself on stage knowing only one line of dialogue. Total mayhem ensues as the company scrambles to keep the show going while everything goes hilariously wrong.
CenterStage North performs at
The Art Place - Mt View
3330 Sandy Plains Rd.
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Marietta Theatre Company proudly presented our 2023 season!
April 14 - April 29, 2023
At a contemporary high school, Calvin Berger is smitten by the beautiful Rosanna, but he feels insecure because of the size of his nose. Rosanna, in turn, is attracted to the good-looking newcomer, Matt, who is painfully shy and inarticulate around her, although the attraction is mutual. Hoping to get closer to Rosanna through his eloquent love notes, Calvin offers to be Matt’s “speech writer,” all the while ignoring the signals of attraction from another girl, his best friend, Bret. When the deception unravels, everybody’s friendship is seriously jeopardized, but Calvin eventually realizes that his preoccupation with his appearance had led him astray, and his eyes are opened to Bret, who'd been there all along.
June 16 - July 1, 2023
HEAD OVER HEELS is a laugh-out-loud love story set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”
A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MARIETTA
August 18 - September 2, 2023
They shop, brunch, and drink white wine with lunch, and now The Real Housewives are ready to make their debut on your stage. Grab a glass of pinot and watch the girls lie, cheat, and sing their way to the top of the social ladder! Based on the infamous TV franchise "The Real Housewives of [fill in the blank]," these ladies who lunch are ready to dine right in your own backyard. Come watch everyone's favorite guilty pleasure come to life in song and dance.
October 27 - November 11, 2023
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
We are so excited to announce these highlights of our 2022-2023 season!
First Voices Festival on November 19
High Risk, Baby! and Other Reproductive Rights Dec 2-4
Pinocchio in March 2023
Mlima's Tale in May 2023
and even MORE community-driven events like our Service Saturdays, Art of Activism, Education Programs, plus hosting some of Atlanta's finest performance organizations on our stages!
Look out for tickets to these and more at 7Stages.org ❤️
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse announces its 2022-23 Season
Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins
Previews Thursday March 9, 2023 and Friday March 10, 2023
Performances March 11-April 1, 2023
A dark and troubling riddle starts the heroic adventure of one man’s lifetime, a story of love gained, lost, and gained again. Shakespeare woos us with his most epic theatrical journey. Join us as we follow the noble Pericles over continents and decades, goddesses and pirates, jousts and tempests.
Join us for a post show Q&A on Sunday March 19, 2023
By My Will
By Douglas Post
Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins
Previews Thursday April 6, 2023 and Friday April 7, 2023
Performances April 8-30, 2023
No show on Easter Sunday April 9, 2023
For hundreds of years, literary scholars and historians have debated the true authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. In this new Comedy, commissioned by ASC’s Artistic Director Jeff Watkins, an assortment of 16th century playwrights, poets and regal figures meet up in a unique location to determine who among them may have written the works attributed to the man from Stratford. It’s a veritable comic vivisection of the authorship question with twists, turns, and bawdy humor.
Join us for a post show Q&A on Sunday April 16, 2023
As You Like It
Directed by Laura Cole
Previews Thurs May 4, 2023 and review Fri May 5, 2023
Performances May 6-28, 2023
“All the world’s a stage . . .” We invite you to join us on a trip into Shakespeare's enchanted woods. . . where Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the trees with love notes praising her beauty and virtue. Will the two lovers be united? Will Orlando survive the wrestling match? Will you have a great time? There’s no better place to find out than at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse this summer!
Join us for a post show Q&A on Sunday May 14, 2023
Season Ticket Sales are now open only for current and previous subscribers.
Don't delay, on September 15,
Season Ticket Sales will be open to the general public.
Act3 Productions is thrilled to announce that live theatre – which you have known, loved and supported at Act3 – is back and our 2022-23 season launches September 23!
Thanks to the generosity of our patrons, the Sandy Springs Arts Foundation and others – including many of you – we weathered the pandemic storm, but now face a serious financial challenge to mount our upcoming season and return to normal.
Producing the quality semi-professional theatre you expect – and we expect of ourselves – takes money. And because we haven’t generated any meaningful ticket sales since February 2020, we simply have very little of that.
We must raise more than $6,500 just to get our first production, Lost in Yonkers, to the stage. We are launching this fundraising campaign with a goal of $20,000 to help cover that plus the operational expenses that keep the lights on, HVAC running, and cleaning products stocked. These average $6,700 a month.
Please support the wonderful work of Act3 today by donating on our website or sending a check to:
Act3 Productions - P.O. Box 76643 - Sandy Springs, GA 30358
Thank you so much for your support. We cannot wait to see you in September!
Act3 Productions 2022-23 Season
August: Osage County
By Tracy Letts
To celebrate 30 years of creating connection between artists & audiences, we invite you to a season of stories told with humor, thrills, and love.
Mainstage Season Ticket Subscriptions are on sale now!
Returning subscribers, CLICK HERE to email us for renewal.
New subscribers, CLICK HERE to order your tickets for the season.
Individual tickets will go on sale in September.
by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
March 30-April 16, 2023
An editor in 1940s North Carolina sets out to find the true story of her difficult history in this homey musical that flits between the present and the past in a heartbeat. The emotional and uplifting Appalachian tale is inspired by a true story and features a gorgeous Tony-nominated bluegrass score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. How far are you willing to go for love? The musical you've waited 3 years to see will finally take the stage at GET.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT STRIPPED BARE
We are so excited to announce our 2022-23
Stripped Bare season!
Join us for this years four amazing works:
Elevenses by Odelia San Diego (August 31, 2022)
Grams & Me by Deja Holmes (November 9, 2022)
The Mad Hatterpillar by Rachel Frawley (January 11, 2023) and
Yanni Stone and the Honeypot Trap by Anterior Leverett (April 12, 2023).
Stripped Bare shows are always free and open to the public.
For more information about our theatre, click here -> WEBSITE
To our amazing panel of judges and
our wonderful producers
Jennifer Kimball & Jessenia Ingram
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF?
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins.
This production contains adult subject matter, profanity, and the smoking of herbal cigarettes. Not recommended to those under the age of 14. Children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.
Season 35 Update!
Due to COVID and some scheduling challenges we have revised our schedule for Season 35.
You can find our full season information on our website.
Keep an eye our for our show posters. Individual tickets sales will open soon!
Subscription tickets on sale NOW!
Urinetown 2/2/2023 2/19/2023
Oh, to be Pure Again 3/2/2023 3/26/2023
Prayer for the French Republic 4/20/2023 5/14/2023
Jesus Hopped the "A" Train 6/8/2023 7/2/2023
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 7/20/2023 8/19/2023
Cullud Wattah 9/21/2023 10/14/2023
Season Tickets Are On Sale NOW!
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Season Ticket holders receive many exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year, plus invitation to special events and reserved seating for every show! No need to pick a certain night to come see every show; our season tickets allow you to reserve whatever date for each production that works best for you, AND if you need to exchange your seats you can do so at any time!
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Announcing Season 49!
5 Fantastic Main Stage Productions
4 Academy Show Weekends
Even More Spotlight Performances!
FIND INFORMATION ON EACH SHOW AND ACCESS TO SUBSCRIPTIONS HERE
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT (March 10 - March 26, 2023)
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle.
Music by John Du Prez.
“Lovingly ripped off” from the classic 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and of their search for the elusive Holy Grail. Assisted in their journey by the glamorous Lady of the Lake, the knights sing and dance their way through medieval England, where they encounter cows, chorus girls, a killer rabbit, and assorted French people.
CATS (May 5 - May 21, 2023)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.
Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award Recipient Baayork Lee, audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical, which includes one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — "Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. This all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular has been translated into 16 languages, seen by more than 73 million people worldwide, and is still one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Producers Circle Members can begin renewing their memberships and subscriptions immediately.
Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions May 10 - June 6, 2022. New subscriptions will be available to the public beginning June 21, 2022. Complete details can be found at www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or by calling 404-477-4365.
Experience the sensational musical about the bespectacled, 1950s rock and roll icon. This non-stop entertaining rock show recounts Buddy Holly’s 18-month, meteoric rise to fame and the indelible impact he left on the industry after his untimely death at the age of 22. Influencing artists from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen and plenty of musicians in between, the early rocker is immortalized in this mesmerizing musical memoir. Performances include over 20 of his greatest hits like “That’ll Be the Day,” “It’s So Easy to Fall in Love” and “Peggy Sue,” along with Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”
April 14th-May 14th, 2023