“TRANSFORMATIVE THEATRE … NEVER-TO-BE-FORGOTTEN” – Chicago Tribune
REMEMBER THIS: The Lesson of Jan Karski comes to Atlanta direct from an acclaimed off-Broadway and international run. This dazzling, tour de force solo performance tells the story of Jan Karski, a Polish diplomat and freedom fighter during WWII who battled his way across Europe to bring evidence of the Holocaust to Western governments. From the Warsaw ghetto to the Oval Office, this daring and incredible story explores how this self-described “insignificant little man” risked his life in an act of extraordinary moral courage. Starring Andrew Benator, you won’t want to miss this “soul-searing masterpiece” (Hudson Valley One).
“FAST-PACED AND UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY, CLYDE’S IS A SPICY FEAST FOR THE SENSES” – The Chicago Sun Times
CLYDE’S is a sweet and salty new Broadway comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat). In the kitchen of a truck stop diner near Reading, PA, a group of formerly incarcerated cooks work together to get their shot at redemption. As their fiery boss cranks up the pressure, and a new staff member rocks the boat, they have to unite to fight back the only way they can: by making the perfect sandwich. A deeply felt drama & side-splitting comedy, CLYDE’S shows why Lynn Nottage is one of America’s greatest living playwrights.
“AN ELECTRIC EVENING IN THE THEATRE” – The New York Times
Join us for a stunning new production of Edward Albee’s timeless masterpiece of miscommunication, starring Atlanta stage and film legend, Tess Malis Kincaid. On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple find themselves trapped in a savage battle of wits and wills. With some of the best dialogue ever written for the stage, this unforgettable, dark, and hilarious play is the must see theatrical event of the season.
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November 13, 2023
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December 15, 2023
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March 26, 2024
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Southside Theatre Guild
Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Friday, December 8, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023
Elf the Musical, Jr. is a special performance and not a part of our regular season or season ticket package.
Lewis Carroll's classic tale adapted by Jason Pizzarello
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Tuesday, February 25, 2025
Based on the John Grisham novel, adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Sunday, April 28, 2024
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, New Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - Saturday, July 27, 2024
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Shakespeare & Song Cabaret
(Sun. Nov. 12, 2023)
Theme for February is Musical Theatre Settings of Shakespeare
This event is happening in The Porpentine at the Tavern
Shakespeare Out of a Hat: The Tempest
(One Night Only)
Nov. 19, 2023
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Dec 2–Dec 23
Adapted by J. Tony Brown
A Holiday Tradition at The Shakespeare Tavern for over 20 years, ASC is proud to continue with J. Tony Brown’s original adaptation of a timeless classic, as now envisioned by ASC's Director of Education and Training, Laura J. Cole.
A handful of Tavern performers invite you into the wondrous art of storytelling, transporting you to Scrooge’s London counting house that fateful Christmas when Ebenezer meets three Ghosts and a certain little boy named Tiny Tim. This enchanting and newly enhanced holiday experience will bring the magic of the season to Scrooge, to The Tavern, and to you. Join us for some Dickens, a bit of song, and the kind of holiday cheer you've come to expect from The Atlanta Shakespeare Company every December.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Jan 4–Jan 27, 2024
A Shakespearean Soap Opera! 70 Characters Played by 12 Actors!
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.
Featuring award winning singer-songwriter-storyteller-professional whistler Andy Offutt Irwin as John Gower the Narrator.
Romeo and Juliet
Feb 3–Feb 25, 2024
In a violent and broken community, can love still exist, thrive and survive? We invite you to join us for our 21st anniversary production of William Shakespeare's tragic love story.
Shakespeare Out of a Hat: Romeo and Juliet
(One Night Only)
Feb 11, 2024
Shakespeare & Song Cabaret
(Tues Feb 13, 2024)
Theme for February is Love Songs of Shakespeare
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The Merchant of Venice (A LadyShakes Production)
Mar 2–Mar 24, 2024
Hatred, vengeance and fear of the unknown "other."
Shylock, the Jewish moneylender and one of Shakespeare’s most controversial characters of all time, Antonio and Portia face off in this complicated and harrowing "comedy" that has challenged artists and audiences for centuries.
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Blues in the Night | February 8 – March 3, 2024 | Octagon Stage
The soul of the blues wails out full and strong in Blues in the Night, a scorching, Tony-nominated musical! The 26 hot and torchy numbers tell of the sweet, sexy, and sorrowful experiences three women have with the lying, cheating snake of a man who does them wrong. Glorious songs from Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox, and more tell of the pain and misery of life and love — and the dogged determination to get through it all — that is the essence of the blues.
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery | April 18 – May 12, 2024 | Festival Stage
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun as Holmes and Watson face a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. You’ll enjoy the perfect mix of slapstick and thrills.
Zelda In the Backyard* | June 13 – June 30, 2024 |Octagon Stage
When Libby inherits a wrecked 1961 Rolls Royce, she sets off on a journey to reassemble the car and pieces of the past her father left behind. In honor of her Alabama roots, she names the car after Zelda Fitzgerald. A little broken herself, Libby finds herself with a new understanding of marriage and family. From the playwright of Gee’s Bend and White Lightning, Zelda in the Backyard is a story of love and loss, and all the roads in between.
*World Premiere: This play was developed through ASF’s 2022 Southern Writers Festival of New Plays.
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | July 11 – August 11, 2024 | Festival Stage
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a humorous retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, his father Jacob, and the coat of many colors. Follow Joseph’s journey from bondage to becoming Pharaoh’s right-hand man to his ultimate reunion with his family. This delightful and merry musical — embracing country-western, calypso, and Elvis-style rock — will have you singing in your seat and long after you leave the theatre!
SHORT PLAYS WRITTEN BY MEMBERS OF OUR WRITERS GROUP, MERELY PLAYERS
We began this short play winter festival last year trying to offer a variety of holiday offerings for audiences who are looking for a "different" way in which to celebrate the holidays other than the traditional offerings at local theatres. We look for submissions for all types of ways in which folks spend their time in December.
DEC 7 - 17
A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY BY KEN LUDWIG
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From multi-award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig comes a fast-paced adventure about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
FEB 23 - MAR 10, 2024
BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS. A FINALIST FOR THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE IN DRAMA.
This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
APR 12 - 28, 2024
A PLAY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE.
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
MAY 10 - 26, 2024
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Elf, the Musical
December 1-10, 2023
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
March 15-24, 2024
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
Music and lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years". Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.
May 3-12, 2024
By Robert Harling
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, Steel Magnolias examines the underlying strength and love shared by these small town women even in the face of tragedy, making them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
with Shadow Cast
October 27 & 28, 2023
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
RLT presents a special screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with a live shadow cast featuring actors from RLT's 2015 production of "The Rocky Horror Show." RHPS costumes are encouraged. No outside props, food, or drink permitted.
SnowGirls - The Musical
Book by Derek Van BarhamMusic by David Cerdawith Scott Lamberty and Jeff Thomson
December 7-17, 2023
Snowmi Malone is a rebel who dreams of becoming a dancer. Her quest leads her to the cold cruel world of the North Pole, where she’ll stop at nothing to fulfill her fantasy. SnowGirls explores what happens at the North Pole the other 364 days of the year – and it isn’t always pretty.
At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen
By Terry Guest
February 1-17, 2024
In rural Georgia, drag star Courtney Berringers (given name: Anthony Knighton) would like to welcome you to her wake. She has recently died from complications due to AIDS, you see. But make no mistake, this isn’t your grandma’s funeral. There will be no black frocks, no perfumed flowers, and definitely no crying. Tonight is a celebration.
"A two-character piece that mixes some sharp comic dialogue with truly touching and angry moments—all with a fine sprinkling of drag queen costumes, wigs and lip-syncing music numbers.”
We are so excited to announce our 2023-24
Stripped Bare season!
Join us for this year's remaining works:
Day by Emma Yarbrough (January 6, 2024)
Soft As It Began by John Clarence Stewart (February 21, 2024) and
Mosaka's Travel by Thulani Vareen (April 17, 2024).
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February 17- March 3, 2024
Working class teenager Jamie dreams of becoming a glamorous drag queen. With his supportive mum by his side, he sashays over the bullies and bigots in his quest to grab the spotlight he knows he’s destined for.
April 6- April 28, 2024
Revenge is a dish best served…bloody. In this savagely hilarious comedy-thriller, three different stories converge through a strange curiosity shop in Portland, Oregon.
June 4- June 23, 2024
Amid the creative swirl of the Harlem Renaissance, a close-knit group of friends find themselves at a crossroads. Angel, a recently fired and newly single Cotton Club singer, is faced with choosing between a Parisian life of adventure with her costume designer friend
July 27- August 25, 2024
Actor’s Express transforms into the Kit Kat Club, a decadent hotspot in anything-goes 1929 Berlin
October 5- October 27, 2024
Nico and Matt’s marriage is on shaky ground. When they decide to open their relationship, they test the boundaries of love, sex, intimacy and fidelity.
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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.
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Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel, Book by Craig Lucas.
Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the show is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and Clara, her daughter, who is developmentally disabled due to a childhood accident. The two spend a summer together in Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own deep-seated hopes and regrets as well.
December 15-17, 2023
February 16-25, 2023
Susannah and Pearl couldn't be more different. One is a musicologist conducting research for the Library of Congress; the other is in prison accused of murder. One has access to the national spotlight; the other has nothing but a song. And Pearl's song is what Susannah wants.
Two women with nothing in common are drawn together by music. They must face questions about their own stories and their motivations. The story tackles friendship, the preservation of history, collaborating on a common goal, religion and academia, and what it means to be a woman in a man's world. It asks more than one big question, but it starts with this: who owns a song?
Come watch two extraordinary women take on the challenges of life, side by side.
Black Pearl Sings will be directed by Thomas W. Jones II. You loved his work as director of Alabama Story, director/choreographer of Bright Star, and choreographer of Ain't Misbehavin'.
February 18, 2024
Two childhood friends of Anne Frank (Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg) recount their stories on video as actors portray their teenaged selves on stage. Part oral history, part dramatic interpretation, and the most important work we do at GET.
Directed by Mary Saville
April 19-28, 2024
When a retired schoolteacher finds herself in dire financial straits at the turn of the 20th century, she hatches a plan guaranteed to bring fame and fortune: She’s going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
You’ll be transported to a 1900s music hall as the life of unlikely adventurer Annie Edson Taylor is told through song, dance, puppets, comedy, and magic - a Vaudevillian take on a quintessentially American tale. Bring your three best friends and celebrate the joy of a woman cutting loose and pursuing the life she’s always imagined.
You'll be moved and entertained by this brand-new play written by master of heartfelt-and-hilarious stories, Topher Payne, author of Morningside, S.T.E.A.M. Team, The Only Light in Reno, and many other plays & television movies. It's directed by Shannon Eubanks, director of Night Must Fall, Swell Party, and Morningside (and actor in Alabama Story).
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America.
June 20-30, 2024
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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
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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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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!
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JULY 12-AUGUST 18, 2024
Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by: Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by: Bob Crewe
With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and great storytelling, JERSEY BOYS follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, JERSEY BOYS takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom.
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STEEL MAGNOLIAS April 19 - May 19
Announcing Our 2023 / 2024 Season
Columbus’ most popular show is a genuine Holiday cult classic. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without A TUNA CHRISTMAS! Over 45,000 people have seen (and re-seen) this hilarious quick-change comedy set in Texas’ third-smallest city. Once again, the infamous Christmas Phantom threatens the annual Yard Display Contest while town snob Vera Carp is determined to win the Grand Prize for the 14th year in a row. But Vera has stiff competition from gun shop owner Didi Snavely and Tastee Kreme waitresses Inita Goodwin and Helen Bedd. Add UFO abductions, a disastrous production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the dark ambitions of aspiring taxidermist Stanley and, oh, yeah - did we mention it’s a love story?
By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard
December 14 - 23, 2023
Studio Series - The McClure Theatre
All aboard for a tale of romance, revenge and, yes, primal murder. Whodunit? World-famous detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out. Ten passengers are on board the luxurious Orient Express that’s traveling from Istanbul to Paris. After an avalanche blocks the tracks on an isolated, snow-swept mountain pass, only nine of them are still alive. Every passenger becomes a suspect and tensions rise as Poirot searches for a killer in their midst who just may strike again. The mystery is an enigma. Be there when Poirot unravels the astounding secret of Murder on the Orient Express.
Book by Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
January 18 -28, 2024
Mainstage Series - Emily Woodruff Hall
Stanley Yelnats’ family is cursed with bad luck. The boy is wrongfully sent to a juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake and is forced to dig holes in the desert heat in order to "build character.” Stanley eventually realizes that he and his fellow prisoners - Zero, Zig-Zag, Armpit, Squid, X-Ray, and Magnet - are digging these holes because the Warden is searching for something. Holes unravels the mystery of Camp Green Lake. Will Stanley break his family curse? What is the warden searching for? Stanley will do his best to dig up the truth.
By Louis Sachar
February 23 - March 3, 2024
Children’s Theatre Series - The McClure Theatre
One of the most ravishing Broadway shows ever, this Tony Award-winning fantasy is more than just a visual feast. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a teenage mermaid, Ariel, gets a glimpse of the human Prince Eric and falls in love. Defying her father, King Triton, she bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian to restore order under the sea. Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
By Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater and Doug Wright
March 8 - 24, 2024
Mainstage Series - Emily Woodruff Hall
This astonishing play was a 2022 Pulitzer Prize nominee for Drama and Tony nominee for Best Play. It’s a comedy but also a stupefying mystery with one of the most shocking endings of all time. Is there anything more American than a small town city council meeting? The main debate tonight is over plans for the annual harvest festival. But the newly-elected Mr. Peel arrives at this one confused. He missed last week’s meeting and has questions. Where is fellow counselor, Mr. Carp? And why can’t the minutes from the previous meeting be distributed? No one is talking but SOMETHING happened last week. What? The small town of Big Cherry is keeping a secret. A big one. Maybe every town’s secret.
By Tracy Letts
April 11 - 21, 2024
Studio Series - The McClure Theatre
This underwater exploration follows Tuttle the Turtle, a nervous sea turtle as she explores the vast ocean around her. As she plays with her new friends, fishermen drop trash in the ocean, injuring Tuttle. She and her friends seek help from Doctopus, a Doctor Octopus whose legendary status is almost as good as her jokes. Will Tuttle remember what to do when something goes wrong? Will she make it home in time? And how will she teach those fishermen to recycle? This adventure will teach young and old about the importance of keeping our oceans clean.
April 27 - May 5, 2024
Actors Arena -Theatre for the Very Young Series
Winner of both the Grammy Award and the Tony Award, Beautiful tells the glorious story of the incomparable Carole King’s rise as one of the greatest names in popular music. Carole King wrote hits for Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, James Taylor, the Shirelles, Barbra Streisand, the Beatles,, Little Eva and hundreds of other stars. Beautiful features a song list that includes such timeless hits as, “I Feel the Earth Move,” "So Far Away," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and many more. The Tapestry of life is the wellspring of Carole Kings genius and precisely what make’s Beautiful a joyous celebration!
Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil
April 26 - May 12, 2024
Mainstage Series - Emily Woodruff Hall
Announcing Our New Season:
Pumphouse’s Season Announcement! In 2023-24, we will celebrate our 49th season with the following shows:
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!
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
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.
Announcing Our 2023-24 Season!
February 9-25, 2024
Directed by Cathe Hall Payne
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Through sketches and songs, this hilarious review pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance and those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"
Presented by special arrangement with
Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
March 15-31, 2024
Directed by Jared Wright
It's 1934 and Henry Saunders, General Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is ready to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli for his starring role in Pagliacci. Alas, Tito arrives late, his tempestuous wife has a fit of jealousy, and it remains to be seen whether Saunders' mousy but determined assistant Max can save the day. A sensation on Broadway, this screwball comedy farce won three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards.
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2023 / 2024 Season Announcement
Our 50th Season kicks off with four mainstage productions: "Tuesdays with Morrie," "It's A Wonderful Life," "The Mad Hatterpillar," and "Native Gardens."This showcase was designed to create a diverse and captivating lineup of shows that will ignite your imagination and touch your heart.
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