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The Comedy of Errors Apr 29 - May 21, 2017  
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse The Comedy of Errors
One of Shakespeare's fastest, funniest and wildest plays, The Comedy of Errors is a farce that centers around two sets of twins, both separated at birth, who circulate in the same city over the course of one very crazy day. Multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale, while slapstick, puns and clever wordplay all add up to a singularly entertaining experience. This production of The Comedy of Errors at Atlanta's Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is filled to the brim with wild elements like madness, infidelity, wrongful beatings and even demonic possession.
Beauty and the Beast Jr Apr 29  
Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre Beauty and the Beast Jr
Step into the magical world of Disney with Beauty and the Beast Jr. when young actors from Inspire Home School Academy take on the roles made famous by the animated movie. As you sit in Atlanta's open-air Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, you and your family will be transported to the heart of a quaint French town, where the beautiful and intelligent Belle yearns for something more than her provincial village life offers. When her father gets lost in the woods, he seeks shelter in an old castle but is soon taken captive by the master of the house -- a horrible Beast, himself held captive under a dreadful spell. Belle surrenders her freedom to save her father's life and, through kindness teaches the Beast the true meaning of love. The enchanting Beauty and the Beast Jr. is for the young and young-at-heart alike.
Riverdance May 5 - May 7, 2017  
Fox Theatre Riverdance
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance-The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film-nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance-The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.
Motherhood Out Loud May 5 - May 13, 2017  
The Art Place - Mountain View Motherhood Out Loud
Motherhood Out Loud dishes out everything they don't tell parents in the pages of What to Expect When You're Expecting. This theatrical production shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. It's filled with illuminating insight, humor and raw emotions, making for a joyous, moving, hilarious and altogether thrilling look at raising children. Authored by an array of writers from journalism, fiction, television and the theater, Motherhood Out Loud at The Art Place Mountain View in Marietta will leave you looking at child-rearing in a totally different light.
Spring Shorts May 5 - May 13, 2017  
OnStage Atlanta Spring Shorts
Spring is shorts weather in the ATL, so Decatur's OnStage Atlanta gets into the spirit of the season with its latest collection of one-act plays from both local and nationally-known playwrights. This annual tradition continues with the 2017 program, which includes eight offerings that focus on women and women's issues. You'll hear stories about an interesting blind date, an overzealous catalog salesperson, a runaway bride, the vagaries of dating via phone apps, adoption and more.
The Ugly Duckling May 6  
Roswell Cultural Arts Center The Ugly Duckling
Prepare to be amazed as Lightwire Theater lights up one of the most beloved children's tales of all time, The Ugly Duckling. Featuring high-tech effects and electroluminescent wire, Lightwire creates animal characters and brings them to life with expressive choreography and puppetry at the Rosewell Cultural Arts Center. Audiences of all ages are sure to be entertained and enchanted by this new telling of the classic story, which finds a swan egg accidentally mixed in with a mother duck's brood. The homely little hatchling endures much teasing until it gets older and grows into a beautiful swan.
Cut May 12 - May 27, 2017  
Out Of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center Cut
In Cut, three reality television writers are every inch as desperate as the housewives at the center of their show, Ladies of Malibu. Danno, an editor well on his way to a belly full of ulcers, harbors a secret guilt for deserting his sick sister. Renee is in the midst of a divorce and at a significant turning point in her career. Colette has allowed her ceaseless ambition to land her in a world of trouble, as she guns for Renee's job and Danno's respect. As the show unfolds, all three of them will discover that it's infinitely easier to yell "Cut!' on set that it is in one's own life. Catch Crystal Skillman's Cut at Out of Box Theatre in Marietta.
Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3) May 13 - Jun 11, 2017  
Actor's Express Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
Offered his freedom in exchange for fighting for the Confederacy, a slave named Hero follows his master into the Civil War. His epic journey takes him through the battles of war, and he comes to discover the cost of freedom, the heartbreak of love and the enduring power of home. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' (Topdog/Underdog) acclaimed trilogy is one of the most celebrated American plays of the past decade.
Finding Neverland May 16 - May 21, 2017  
Fox Theatre Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).
La Gringa May 18 - Jun 4, 2017  
Theatre in the Square La Gringa
Born and raised in New York, but immensely proud of her Puerto Rican heritage, recent college grad Maria is psyched to finally visit her extended family on the island. But the locals there treat her as an outsider, leaving her stranded high and dry between two cultures -- in America, she's a Puerto Rican and on the island, she's an American. Her struggle to fit in somewhere is aided by a wise uncle in this Obie Award-winning play by Carmen Rivera, whose "deft playwriting delivers Maria from her personality crisis with spiritual transcendence" (The Village Voice). Catch this coming-of-age comedy at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy May 18 - Jun 18, 2017  
7 Stages My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy tells the humorous and heartwarming tale of actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman, whose 29-year quest to build a performing career is supported by a "temporary" job in the restaurant industry. Zimmerman has opened for Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Brad Garrett, and you might also recognize him from The Sopranos, where he played Johnny Sack's lawyer. Now Zimmerman shares stories of his oft-hilarious family, career and none-too-successful love life in this one-man show that's headed to the 7 Stages in Atlanta.
Greater Tuna May 18 - May 21, 2017  
OnStage Atlanta Greater Tuna
A funny sendup of small-town morals, the long-running off-Broadway comedy Greater Tuna takes place in the fictional city of Tuna, the "third-smallest" town in Texas -- the kind of place where the Lions Club is considered too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. You'll meet the town's eccentric citizens, including the Bumillers, puppy-poisoning Aunt Pearl, the longwinded Reverend Spikes, good ol' Vera Carp and many more. Featuring two actors portraying 21 different characters, this Process Theatre Company production of Greater Tuna takes the stage at OnStage Atlanta.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona May 26 - Jun 11, 2017  
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Leave it to Shakespeare to hit a home run with his first crack at bat. Sparkling with wit and energy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona helped launch both his career and the rom-com genre. In fact, Two Gentlemen offers up just about everything you could ever want in a romantic comedy: moony and misguided guys, smart and resourceful gals, a road trip, a hilarious bit with a dog and plenty of cross-dressing. Watch all the fun of this love-fueled farce, in which two best friends fall for the same woman, by way of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.
Eclipsed Jun 1 - Jun 25, 2017  
Synchronicity Theatre Eclipsed
Actress-playwright Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) made history with her play Eclipsed, the first production to premiere on Broadway starring an all-black female creative team and cast. Now, the Obie-winning drama comes to Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre. The stunning tale of hope and resilience is set in the midst of a civil war, centering around five Liberian women who struggle to negotiate power, protection and peace. Nominated for six Tony awards, including Best Play, Eclipsed has been called "rare and powerful" by The New York Times and "a must-see production" by New York Magazine.
Beauty and the Beast Jun 9 - Jun 25, 2017  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Beauty and the Beast
Step into the magical world of Disney with Beauty and the Beast when the animated favorite comes to life on the stage of Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. You and your family will be transported to the heart of a quaint French town, where the beautiful and intelligent Belle yearns for something more than her provincial life. When her father gets lost in the woods, he seeks shelter in an old castle but is soon taken captive by the master of the house -- a horrible Beast with a haunting secret. Belle surrenders her freedom to save her father's life and helps teach Beast the meaning of love. The enchanting Beauty and the Beast is for the young and young-at-heart alike.
Race Jun 9 - Jun 24, 2017  
Artisan Resource Center Race
In Race, two attorneys are charged with defending a white man accused of raping an African-American woman. Before taking the case, they seek the help of Susan, a new attorney of color at the law firm. In the face of unraveling evidence, the lawyers' own uncomfortable beliefs about race rise to the surface. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, Race skewers modern-day "polite" society with razor-sharp wit and insight. See it when it takes the stage of Marietta's Out of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center.
Mamma Mia! Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2017  
Fox Theatre Mamma Mia!
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!
An American In Paris Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2017  
Fox Theatre An American In Paris
An American in Paris is the new hit musical about an American solider, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director-choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with Tony Award-winning orchestrations of unforgettable works from George and Ira Gershwin in the four-time Tony Award-winning production that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!