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Forever Plaid Aug 18 - Sep 2, 2017  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square Forever Plaid
The Plaids are back and better than ever in the crowd-pleasing favorite Forever Plaid. Who are the Plaids, you ask? They were a male pop quartet that died in a car crash on the way to their first big gig, and have been stuck in limbo ever since. Now they've got a second chance to fulfill their dream and perform the concert that never was. The four Plaids will sing in delicious four-part harmony and dance with charming, outlandish choreography and overzealous precision. In this production from Marietta Theatre Company, the boys will have you laughing in the aisles and humming along as they serenade you with some of the greatest 1950s hits, including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Catch a Falling Star," "Heart and Soul," "Chain Gang" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square.
My Fair Lady Aug 18 - Sep 3, 2017  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center My Fair Lady
This witty battle of the sexes pits snobby London linguist Henry Higgins against Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, as he attempts to turn her into a well-spoken society woman. But his feisty pupil gives him much more than he bargained for. With a score full of instantly recognizable Lerner & Loewe songs like "The Rain in Spain," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," it's no wonder My Fair Lady became a huge Broadway hit and, in 1964, was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn. The acclaimed Atlanta Lyric Theater brings the latest version of this romantic charmer to the stage at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center.
A Lesson Before Dying Aug 24 - Sep 3, 2017  
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center A Lesson Before Dying
Set in the backwoods of Louisiana in 1948, A Lesson Before Dying centers on a young man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, calls him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. As he awaits execution, a local schoolteacher helps him face his impending execution with dignity. This poignant, thoughtful and heart-wrenching play finds both men grappling with what it means to be a man. Don't miss this theatrical adaptation of Ernest J. Gaines' Pulitzer-nominated novel, as Dominion Entertainment Group presents A Lesson Before Dying at the Porter-Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.
The Glass Menagerie Aug 31 - Sep 10, 2017  
Marietta Theatre The Glass Menagerie
Brimming with poetic language and emotional longing, Tennessee Williams' memory play The Glass Menagerie is rightly considered a true classic, a work that's lost none of its power over the generations. Set in a Depression-era St. Louis tenement, aspiring poet Tom struggles with a mind-numbing job and a smothering home life. His overbearing mother, a former Southern belle, constantly pushes her son to bring home a "gentleman caller" for his painfully shy sister Laura, who escapes the world around her by obsessing over her collection of intricate glass animals. But when Tom finally produces a male visitor, the guest's presence sends shock waves through the family -- and the fragile fantasy world they've built may be irreparably shattered. You can experience this moving, beautiful production at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2017  
Rialto Center for the Arts The Hunchback of Notre Dame
With music by Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Victor Hugo's epic tale comes to the stage at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Theatrical Outfit and Aurora Theatre's co-production combines elements from both the classic gothic novel and the Disney film, following the deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo as he strives to discover his inner strength. On his journey, Quasimodo grapples with society's cruelty and protects the lovely Gypsy Esmeralda, the one woman who shows him kindness. Get caught up in the historical, romantic magic when The Hunchback comes to downtown Atlanta.
Wicket: A Parody Musical Sep 8 - Oct 7, 2017  
Dad's Garage Theatre Company Wicket: A Parody Musical
The classic Star Wars tale, as told from the Ewoks' perspective. Prepare for the cutest, cuddliest, deadliest creatures as they sing and dance to share their story of what was really going on in the Galactic Federation.
Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up Sep 8 - Oct 1, 2017  
Aurora Theatre Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up
When the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild's new play features elements like a lecherous goat, a clutter of inbred cats, phone calls from death row and more, you know you're in for a pretty wild ride. Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up, written and performed by Lucy Alibar, serves up a delicious and magical stew of stories about an unforgettable childhood spent growing up in Grady County, Oklahoma. Catch this powerful, magical and poetic Southern coming-of-age tale at Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre.
Holler If Ya Hear Me Sep 12 - Oct 8, 2017  
Southwest Arts Center Holler If Ya Hear Me
"Misled from childhood, where I went astray; Till this day I still pray for a better way. Can't help but feel hopeless and heartbroke; From the start I felt the racism 'cause I'm dark." These lyrics appear on Tupac Shakur's "My Block," a song that forms the spiritual backbone of this Broadway musical that utilizes the words and music of Tupac to tell a non-biographical story about family, camaraderie, revenge, change and, ultimately, hope. The harsh realities of inner-city life remain as relevant now as they were when this show's songs -- like "Dear Mama," Me Against the World" and "Hail Mary" -- were written, and the lessons found within are profoundly important. For the first time since its Broadway debut three years ago, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon brings Holler If Ya Hear Me to the stage at Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center.
Buyer and Cellar Sep 14 - Sep 17, 2017  
ART Station Buyer and Cellar
The revelation that Barbra Streisand built her own private shopping mall -- complete with a doll shop, vintage clothing atelier and candy store -- in the basement of her Malibu mansion has inspired many reactions, but none as ingenious as Buyer & Cellar. Follow struggling thespian Alex as he takes a job as the sole employee of Streisand's wonder emporium in this fictional one-man show of real depth and heart. As the two develop a rapport, you'll begin to wonder whether their basement bonding will ever move upstairs to real friendship. This hilarious off-Broadway hit can now be enjoyed at Stone Mountain's ART Station Theatre.
The Dixie Swim Club Sep 15 - Oct 1, 2017  
OnStage Atlanta The Dixie Swim Club
The Dixie Swim Club focuses on five vibrant women who have called each other friends since their time spent together on a college swim team 33 years ago. Every year since graduation, they've kept their bond alive by spending a long summer weekend together at the same beach cottage, leaving husbands, children and work behind to share in each other's challenges and triumphs. Spotlighting four specific weekends throughout the span of these 33 years, this poignant comedy is a blend of tender moments and raucous repartee that brings the beauty of lifelong friendships onto the stage and into the spotlight of OnStage Atlanta.
Million Dollar Quartet Sep 20 - Sep 21, 2017  
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Million Dollar Quartet
Sometimes the stars align. On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. The rock 'n' roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration between these true iconoclasts, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards and now comes to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.
Abigail/1702 Sep 21 - Oct 15, 2017  
Aurora Theatre Abigail/1702
Ten years after she cried "witch" and sent the town of Salem into a frenzy, the woman who started it all, Abigail Williams, is seeking redemption with a new name and a new town. But in Abigail/1702, she'll discover that her past has a powerful hold on her, with the day of reckoning looming ahead. Can Abigail find redemption or will the devil have his just due? This intense, complex drama comes from Roberto Aguirre-Sacassa, who was a writer for Glee and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. See it at the Aurora Theatre near Atlanta.
The King And I Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2017  
Fox Theatre The King And I
Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. The King and I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful."
Evil Dead: The Musical Oct 6 - Nov 4, 2017  
Artisan Resource Center Evil Dead: The Musical
This hilarious live stage show based on the cult series of Evil Dead films has all the campy fun of the movies and the added bonus of being set to music. This mashup of all three films tells the story of five college students who go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them all into demons. This is a 4D experience, which means the front seats are the designated "Splatter Zone" and the name is not just for show. Even though general admission tickets are outside the zone, the guts and gore will be flying unpredictably, so keep that in mind when choosing your attire. The wild and gory theatrical experience comes to Marietta's Out of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center.
Shopkins Live! Oct 7  
Fox Theatre Shopkins Live!
Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair." Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help -- the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event you don't want to miss when it comes to the stage of Atlanta's Fox Theatre!
The Girl Who Needed Watching Oct 7 - Oct 8, 2017  
Marietta Performing Arts Center The Girl Who Needed Watching
The Girl Who Needed Watching, or in French La Fille Mal Gardee, is known as one of the most important classical ballets by critics and dance professionals around the world. The comedic storyline focuses on a young girl, Lise, who falls in love with local farm boy, but her mother has arranged an engagement to a rich, but clumsy and slow-witted son of a vineyard farmer. The playful story about a mother keeping an eye on her young love-struck daughter fills the stage with character and even a few dancing chickens. See it now at the Marietta Performing Arts Center.
The World Goes Round Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2017  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center The World Goes Round
The World Goes 'Round is a stunning revue of the multi-Tony award-winning team of Kander and Ebb. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this production is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time" and "New York, New York," seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theater at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.
The Color Purple Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2017  
Fox Theatre The Color Purple
Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever." Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!
Love Never Dies Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2017  
Fox Theatre Love Never Dies
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score
The Lion King Jan 10 - Jan 28, 2018  
Fox Theatre The Lion King
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment." The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it." Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life."
Rent Feb 20 - Feb 28, 2018  
Fox Theatre Rent
A re-imagining of Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2018  
Fox Theatre A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he'd "never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical," Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he's got to juggle his mistress (she's after more than just love), his fiancee (she's his cousin but who's keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance... and be done in time for tea.
Stomp Apr 6 - Apr 7, 2018  
Fox Theatre Stomp
Stomp is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments-matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps-to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, "Stomp finds beautiful noises in the strangest places." Stomp. See what all the noise is about.
Something Rotten! Apr 17 - Apr 22, 2018  
Fox Theatre Something Rotten!
Set in the '90s-the 1590s-this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. 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!
Hamilton May 22 - Jun 10, 2018  
Fox Theatre Hamilton
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.