You may know a lot about the story of Ike and Tina Turner ... but you probably don't know it all. All I Want is My Name! takes a penetrating look at the true and untold story of the legendary musical duo, as infamous for the years of abuse and domination as they were famous for unforgettable songs like "Proud Mary," "A Fool in Love," "Nutbush City Limits" and so many more. Filled with emotion and drama, this story follows their relationship from start to finish on the stage of Decatur's Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.
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!
Atlanta's Essential Theatre presents the world premiere of their 2017 Playwriting Award-winner, G. M. Lupo's Another Mother. Directed by Peter Hardy, the play follows the emotional journey of a young woman named Genevieve as she pieces together the mysterious identities and relationships among her biological mother, her birth mother and the mother who raised her. See this exploration of unintended consequences and how our actions may affect others we know little or nothing about when it comes to the stage of the West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater.
Victor Hugo's epic tale of a deformed bell-ringer and the woman he loves comes to the stage as a musical, featuring the Disney film's Academy Award-nominated score, plus new songs by masters of the form: Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). Combining the best parts of both the book and the film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel, as the deformed 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 the Aurora Theatre's Main Stage near Atlanta.
There are few movie stars who could shine both on and off screen -- and director/actor John Cassavetes was definitely among them. Dubbed "The Godfather of American Independent Films," Cassavetes starred in cinematic classics like Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty Dozen, and directed works like Shadows and Faces. Now he comes to life on stage in Independent, a one-man show starring Dan Triandiflou. Written by John D. Babcock III, Independent comes to the West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater in Atlanta.
It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of Actor's Express in Atlanta. Little Shop of Horrors takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop-rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." You'll eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first.
Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift are portrayed in this comedy set in Reno, Nevada. Filming on Clift and Monroe's 1960 movie The Misfits is hopelessly behind schedule, it's over 100 degrees in the shade, the nearby mountains are on fire and the city is experiencing a total blackout. What's a group of Hollywood legends to do? Find out in this hilarious production that drops you into the middle of their adventures in The Biggest Little City in the World. Written by Topher Payne (Tokens of Affection, Swell Party), this original comedy provides a fun glimpse into the lives of Tinsletown's most iconic stars when being pampered isn't an option.
A charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner's daughter he loves, the wicked, sex-starved stepmother who wants her dead and an evil thief who carries his brother's head around in a trunk -- they're all here in The Robber Bridegroom. Set to an infectious Broadway-meets-bluegrass score, this bawdy adult fairy tale comes loaded with plenty of cheeky innuendo and double entendres. The show's 1975 Broadway run snagged a Tony nomination, and now this rollicking, Southern-fried romp about a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night comes to the ACT3 Productions stage in Sandy Springs.