TO is thrilled to return to the virtual stage this Spring with 3 pivotal solo productions that speak directly to the world today – The Catastrophist by Lauren Gunderson, A Hundred Words For Snow by Tatty Hennessy, and the previously announced Fires In The Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn And Other Identities by Anna Deavere Smith.
Additionally, TO will hold two special events – a virtual wine tasting, TO Hearts ATL, and the annual Our Luckie Stars Gala. TO continues its commitment to smart, authentic, vital theatre that starts the conversations that matter.
How do you plan for catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking Ebola and swine flu, proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story—presented entirely digitally. Silent Sky playwright Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). A deep and exciting dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.
How do you plan for adventure? 15-year-old Rory’s father always wanted to be an Artic explorer, but had to settle for being a geography teacher in suburban England. When he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory decides to honor her dad’s lifelong dream and to take his ashes on one last, great expedition to the North Pole. Direct from a sold-out run on London’s West End, Tatty Hennessy’s epic and hilarious A Hundred Words For Snow will take you on an unforgettable journey through love, loss, and endless snow.
How do you plan for a reckoning? Theatrical Outfit will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Crown Heights riot by bringing Anna Deavere Smith’s (Shonda Rhimes’ For The People) documentary theatre masterpiece to life with soaring theatricality. Taken directly from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities following the historic riots, Fires In The Mirror turns their voices into a tour de force one-woman show starring January LaVoy. This groundbreaking play is “Viscerally Smart [And] Endlessly Empathetic” (The New Yorker).
Theatrical Outfit is celebrating Atlanta with a unique online event to toast our love for this great city and everyone who lives in it. The evening will feature tastings of three bottles of Argentinian wines from Altos las Hormigas and Colonia las Liebres guided by sommelier Javier Gomez. To complement the wine, Atlanta jazz favorites Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks will play a couple of your favorite tunes, the dancers from Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre will share a special performance, and you’ll enjoy sweet treats from the TO staff.
Join us from the comfort of your home for the annual OUR LUCKIE STARS VIRTUAL GALA – a fun evening of homemade cocktails, fabulous auction items, and lots of surprises! We will honor our devoted District 2 Councilmember, Amir R. Farokhi. Support world-class theatre in the unprecedented times. All proceeds from this fundraiser will support Theatrical Outfit’s mainstage productions, education offerings, and community engagement programs. We'll see you live online!
While we all wait for the opportunity to all be together in a theatre again, Theatrical Outfit promises to continue bringing you smart, authentic, vital digital theatre that starts the conversations that matter. VIP Packages and Single Tickets to all productions and events are on sale now. We invite you to visit theatricaloutfit.org or call 678-528-1500.
Elm Street Adjusts Spring Theatre Lineup with Focus on Small and Streamed Offerings
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns surrounding mass gatherings and in order to produce their productions well, safely, responsibly, and feasibly, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village has announced additional updates to their scheduled programming. “While we are cautiously optimistic for the coming months, we want to ensure that when we provide our programs we are still showing stewardship of this community's support,” explains Christopher Brazelton, Elm Street’s Executive Director. “The staff has been incredibly creative and come up with some fantastic plans to move some of our programs forward, but unfortunately, the theatre season in particular proves to be precarious financially. For now, the environment to best tell these fantastic stories is not the safest environment for our audiences.”
The Woodstock-based non-profit arts center has made the following adjustments to its spring theatrical programming:
Small, safe, and spaced monthly comedy nights with iThink Improv Troupe as well as guest comedians hosted by Jessica It’s All Good have been added now through July that include digital streaming options.
The musical Freaky Friday has moved to 3/11 – 3/14 due to current COVID-19 cases locally and state-wide and will include a condensed rehearsal and performance schedule.
The play 26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa has been postponed to a later season, to be determined due to COVID-19 data spikes and logistics surrounding an extended rehearsal and performance schedule.
Sister Act, a musical based on the popular Whoopi Goldberg film, has been postponed to a later season, to be determined due to COVID-19 data spikes and logistics surrounding an extended rehearsal and performance schedule.
“We do look forward to producing these and other shows that we've postponed and using these stories to positively impact our community as they have for years,” Brazelton adds.
Elm Street has contacted all impacted ticket buyers explaining the situation and have offered options to hold, exchange, or donate the value of their ticket(s) as a tax-deductible donation. “Future programming not mentioned and on our website is still planned,” Marketing Manager Justin Spainhour-Roth explains. “We are closely monitoring COVID-19 data and are working diligently to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of all audience members, volunteers, staff, and artists for the events we can safely control through limited in-person audiences, live stream options, and thorough healthy and safety procedures.”
Elm Street will continue to provide updates on how the outbreak impacts the rest of their
programming and the most up-to-date information will be available on their social media as well as the following website link: https://elmstreetarts.org/spring-2021-update-on-programming-during-covid-19/
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March 20 - April 3
April 10 - April 24
May 8 - May 22
June 19 - July 3
July 19 - July 24
June 9 - June 23
March 11 - March 14
July 7 - July 21
The Alliance Theatre Recreates its 2021 Season
Our 2020/21 Season Updates includes the Under the Tent Series coming this Spring
Mark your calendars.
We are optimistic that we'll be back inside of our theater soon. Until then, and due to the success of A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, we've made updates to our season to provide more socially-distanced performance options.
We're popping up a tent in Callaway Plaza for a series of shows featuring the Broadway hit WORKING: A MUSICAL, BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD and SONGS TO GROW ON for families, plus more. The shows will take place this spring from April-May when Atlanta's weather is at its finest.
To accommodate these changes and other circumstances, the following show plans are being adjusted. HANDS UP will move to the 2021/22 season and will open the Hertz Stage in Fall 2021. TONI STONE will also move to the 2021/22 season with timing to be determined. ACCIDENTAL HEROES has been cancelled at this time but may be reprogrammed in another season. DATA will shift exclusively to Alliance Theatre Anywhere as a digital-only streaming production.
For questions, please contact our patron services team at email@example.com or by calling 404.733.4600.
The Anderson Theatre's Musicals-in-Concert series is back!
Synchronicity Theatre presents
Created from the desire to use our theatre space as a midwife to new theatrical works and make space for emerging artists to flex their wings, each year four projects are selected and given free space, support, and a production grant.
I'm a Motherf@#%ing Super Star: So Where Are My Babies?
By Valeka J Holt
April 14, 2021
Online Viewing Party: April 21, 2021
An ambitious D.C. stage actress with dreams to take over Hollywood and Broadway is finally starting to see the fruits of her labor. After several years of trying to conceive a baby with her loving husband, and blaming herself for the unsuccessful attempts, her dream of motherhood is “tick-tocking away.” But, during an exploratory appointment, one doctor makes an eye-opening, life-changing observation: “Maybe it's not you." Pushed to the extreme, will Valeka trust herself and choose her career, or will she have faith that God will deliver it all?
Emmett + Trayvon + Suns of God
By Sonhara Eastman
May 12, 2021
Online Viewing Party: May 19, 2021
Emmett + Trayvon + Suns of God delves into Emmett (Till) and Trayvon (Martin's) last moments on earth, and reexamines the unconscionable pain both endured that made their names synonymous with racial transgressions in America. Although neither realize it, both exist in the same space, craving earthly light -- longing to be men, but never given a chance.
Performances are free and open to the public. All performances and viewing parties will be at 7:30 PM.
Thank you to our Stripped Bare sponsor, MailChimp!
Synchronicity Theatre presents
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
ON THE SCREEN
Stream the performance online for $10!
IN THE THEATRE
Watch the performance at the theatre!
Watch every show this season from the comfort of home! When you subscribe, you receive a link to digitally stream one performance of each production in our 2020-2021 season — at a time that is convenient for you! You will also receive a 20% discount on “In the Theatre” tickets, where you’ll get reserved seating and be able to check out performances in person in our beautiful theatre on Peachtree Street!
by Lee Nowell
Will now be presented in February as online workshops. Full production will be staged in Fall, 2021
What if Hunter S. Thompson told Thelma and Louise to take a vacation? Odd Couple college roommates Kathleen and Steph reunite to ring in their 40th birthdays. They head for Florida with completely different objectives in mind. Steph wants to drink too much and end up in bed with a Blue Angels pilot, and Kathleen wants a quiet girls’ weekend to figure out how to meet the love of her life. When they happen upon Jason, a Blue Angels pilot, and Brian, a mild mannered grad student, things start to heat up. If the universe gives you exactly what you want for your 40th birthday, what do you do then?
Preview: June 3, 2021
June 4 - 27, 2021
Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
From the novel by Toni Morrison
Join us in honoring Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison in Synchronicity Theatre’s production of THE BLUEST EYE. Adapted for the stage by Lydia R. Diamond, this is the powerful story of Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl who believes that all the obstacles in her life could be overcome if she just had blue eyes. Gripping, thoughtful, and stunning, THE BLUEST EYE offers a poignant experience for audience members familiar and unfamiliar with this classic novel.
March 12 -- April 4, 2021
Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt and John L. Cornelius
Based on the Book by Patricia McKissack
Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius
Directed by Taryn Carmona
Synchronicity Theatre's family series production of Mirandy and Brother Wind will now run from March 12 to April 4, 2021. The production will fill the spot once belonging to Lee Nowell's Blue Angels Weekend which will now be presented in an online workshop format with demonstrated scenes and interaction with the cast, director and playwright, in February 2021. More information will be released at a later date.
Because of safety concerns involving COVID-19 and certain staging requirements involved in Blue Angels Weekend, the decision was made to move the fully-staged production to the fall of 2021.
Current ticket holders for Mirandy and Brother Wind are invited to contact the Synchronicity Theatre Box Office for exchanges or refunds at 404.484.8636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase "In the Theatre" or "On the Screen" tickets for Mirandy and Brother Wind, or to purchase tickets to the online Blue Angels Weekend event, please contact the Synchronicity Theatre Box Office at 404.484.8636 or email@example.com, or visit synchrotheatre.com.
Springtime has arrived in South Carolina and 10 year-old Mirandy is preparing for her town’s big cakewalk. After a bitter loss to her rival, Orlinda, the year before, Mirandy is determined to do whatever it takes to win the coveted first place prize. When Mirandy learns about the legend of Brother Wind, she decides to capture the playful spirit to serve as her dancing partner in the cakewalk — and celebrate what it truly means to be free.
Friday at 7:00pm
Saturday at 4:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Virtual Viewing Party on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM.
IN THE THEATRE tickets $25
ON THE SCREEN tickets $10
* Virtual school performances available.
We're Partnering with Hands In to Offer ASL Interpreted Performances!
We have partnered with Hands In, an organization that interprets original artistic works in American Sign Language (ASL). All "On the Screen" ticket holders will receive links to two versions of the performance – one with interpreters and one without.
The Legacy Theatre presents
Hello dear friends!
How about a round of applause?! The Legacy Theater just completed it’s 15th season! We are taking a moment to celebrate the accomplishments of this past year as the Legacy successfully moved its spring and summer productions to our beautiful Lawn. We are so thankful to our supporters for coming along beside us on this once in a lifetime journey. Can you believe we are one of the only theaters to have remained open during this unprecedented time? We could not have done it without you.
We are now revving up for our exciting 16th Season! At the start of this process, we had hoped that COVID cases were going to steadily decline, but they continue to rise, so we believe it is in the best interest of everyone for the Legacy to innovate once again. We have decided to produce an INTERMISSION SERIES until the theater can come back to full capacity. We are ecstatic to announce that your first INTERMISSION SERIES event will be an evening of John Denver and other great storytellers with Broadway’s Chase Peacock, whom we know you remember from our recent production of Daddy Long Legs and many other shows in Atlanta. This event will be produced September 18th-27th. The second event in your INTERMISSION SERIES will be a “Legacy Holiday Special” starring Legacy’s Bethany Hayes Smith as well as guest appearances from favorite Legacy Ladies. You may even be entertained by two adorable little boys (our kids!) This runs November 27th-December 6th. The third event stars a Legacy favorite, CJ Williams of Smokey Joe’s Café, singing “Motown Love”. It will run February 12th-21st.
We will resume our 16th season as soon as we possibly can with five outstanding productions. If we can start in the spring with Andrews Sister: Sisters of Swing or Newsies this summer, we will! From there we will continue to bring you the five show season.
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An evening of Motown & Classic hits performed by Legacy favorite, CJ Williams! You may remember CJ from Smoky Joe's Cafe and Lend Me a Tenor. Enjoy CJ serenade you with a mix of upbeat entertainment as well as rich ballads!
And We're Announcing Our Post-Intermission Season:
City Springs Theatre Company
In response to the current pandemic, City Springs Theatre, Atlanta’s home for professional musical theatre, announces a reimagined lineup for its 2020-21 season, which will now feature the Broadway Concert Series--four streamed concerts, originally created by Shane DeLancey and arranged by Billy Payne, to replace the two previously announced Fall 2020 dates at the Byers Theatre. Give Our Regards to Broadway, Broadway in Revue, Sentimental Journey featuring trumpeter Joe Gransden, and Mistletoe Magic featuring pianist Joe Alterman and presented in partnership with Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, will air consecutively in September, October, November and December. Current subscribers will be provided private access to stream all four concerts, filmed live at the Byers Theatre and in partnership with the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, at no additional cost. Producers Circle members will receive complimentary gift bags with wine delivered personally to their residence. VIP ticket holders and Producers Circle members will receive exclusive access to concert after-parties on ZOOM with the cast and creative team of each show! Single ticket access is available for $35 by calling 404-477-4365 or visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com for more information.
The 2020-21 season will return live to the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center with Mamma Mia (March 12-21, 2021), Into the Woods (May 7-16, 2021), and West Side Story (July 9-18, 2021).
On behalf of the board and staff of City Springs Theatre, I want to thank you for your continued support of our company during this time. I have missed seeing you and sharing our stories with you. While streaming content is not our preferred method of connecting with you, I know you'll be impressed and entertained by the concert series we've assembled. Even in the toughest times, we will never sacrifice quality for you, our loyal patrons. I look forward to sharing these concerts online with you until we can all be together again in 2021 at the theatre. Your patronage, support, and understanding means the world to me. I can't wait to show what we have in store for you this season!
City Springs Theatre Company
ACT1 Theater announces an updated 2020-21 season!
In response to the pandemic, ACT1 Theater has re-worked its season for the rest of 2020 to focus on specialty productions that lend themselves to good social distancing, small casts, and the possibility of livestreaming or recorded subscription sales.
We appreciate your support through this difficult time, and hope to be able to entertain you again soon!
While we appreciate our patrons' concerns about our financial situation, we are an all-volunteer theater hosted by Alpharetta Presbyterian Church as a community outreach. We are in a good financial situation at this time. If you want to support the arts and ACT1 Theater, we encourage you to either support other local independent community theaters, or our host Alpharetta Presbyterian at pres.com to offset their operating costs to support our theater.
We've kept the ghost light on, and look forward to being together again!
We miss you at GET! As you know, the Covid-19 pandemic has not lessened here in Georgia, so we have new information for you on what's happening here.
We’re moving our season opening to January!
Unfortunately, the rising infection numbers make it unsafe for us to open our first show of the season as scheduled on August 27th. So, regrettably, we cannot perform the musical Bright Star for you at this time. We don’t see the possibility of producing a show in our November slot, either. We’re so sad that these are the decisions we have to make for the safety of our audiences, artists, and staff.
As difficult as it is to plan right now, we're still very optimistic about entertaining you when the time is right. The plan we currently have in place is to start the new season in January 2021, running through the summer with these three shows:
NOTE: G.E.T.'s 2021 Onstage Season as been postponed. New Dates will be announced soon!
January 7-24, 2021: Bright Star by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell.
A newspaper editor in 1940s North Carolina sets out to find the true story of her difficult past in this homey musical that jumps back & forth in time. A heartwarming Appalachian story built around a gorgeous bluegrass score. This will be a modified version of Bright Star, the musical we were rehearsing when we had to close in March. Adjustments are being made for health and safety and will result in a pared-down concert-style show, allowing actors to remain a safe distance from each other.
February 18-March 7, 2021: Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones.
Based on a true story, this drama follows an Alabama librarian in her fight against censorship of a children’s book that appears to violate Jim Crow laws by showing a white bunny rabbit and a black bunny rabbit getting married. DC Metro Weekly says the play, “poses a benevolent challenge to lift up libraries and librarians.” Florida Studio Theatre artistic director Richard Hopkins says it’s “probably the best Southern play I’ve read in 10 or 20 years.”
April 1-18, 2021: The Pretty Pants Bandit by Chase Peacock and Jessica De Maria.
From housewife to hero! Marie Baker, her gang, and one infamous pair of guns took the country for a year-long ride that would make headlines--notoriously leaving the men she robbed with their pants down. Set in 1930s Miami, Marie’s story is a fun, thrilling adventure inspired by a true story. We’ve been developing this new musical for nearly a year and we can’t wait to share it with you! Check out the preview video below!
About tickets & subscriptions:
If you had a ticket to Bright Star in April, we will still honor that ticket in January. The box office will call you in November to ask what date you'd like to attend. If you can't attend Bright Star in January, we would be so grateful if you would allow us to convert your ticket purchase to a donation to help keep us afloat until we can start producing shows again. If you prefer that we refund your original Bright Star tickets, we are happy to do so. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preference.
If you would like to subscribe to all three plays for the season, with guaranteed seating and free exchange privileges, please watch your mailbox in September for information about how to do that. We'd love to have you with us!
What we know about seating for 2021:
Due to social-distancing protocols, we will be blocking off many of the seats in the auditorium. Using both the balcony and main floor, we will go from an original capacity of 600 to a new capacity of less than 200 seats available for each performance.
After our season ticket subscriber renewal is complete this fall, we will open up the remaining seats for individual ticket buyers. Groups living in the same household (such as married couples or parents with children) may be seated together. Each "pod" of seats will have a minimum of six feet of separation on all sides. We'll send you an announcement by email and social media when tickets go on sale!
What we DO have to offer you between now and January:
We are busy here creating online entertainment for both adults and children, so you’ll see more information on that coming out shortly. We’re very grateful to have received some dedicated funding from Fulton County to produce online content, so we are beginning production on that very soon!
Currently available on our Vimeo channel is the one-man play Oh Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?, created and performed by John Maxwell, who you loved in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This show is available for free, with donations gratefully accepted. Click here to watch Oh Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write.
We will also be making our live productions available via online video platforms beginning in January. If you are not able to attend the theatre in person, you will have the option to purchase a digital ticket to watch the performance from home!
Please know that we are doing our best to plan around our current situation. Our plans may have to adjust at any time, depending on changing recommendations about public health. We will announce any changes via email, our website, our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter accounts, and by mail or phone call if we don’t have your email address.
We have so appreciated your support over the years and especially now during these very strange times. For sticking with us through all of this, we again send you our heartfelt thanks.
If you'd like to make a donation to help us through this tough time, you can sign up for automatic monthly payments or make a one-time gift by clicking here. Thank you!!
Watch the trailer for The Pretty Pants Bandit:
Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents