The theatre world has waited 30 years for comic genius Ken Ludwig to deliver this companion piece to his Tony-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor, the most popular American farce of the 20th century. This time around, we're in 1930s Paris, with one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium full of screaming fans. The stage is now set for the concert of the century -- as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight, A Comedy of Tenors comes to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center stage in this uproarious Georgia Ensemble Theatre production.
Toss on your favorite feather boa, pour a spot of tea and get ready to enjoy the most elegant children's musical of the year. Fancy Nancy the Musical follows Nancy and her friends as they prepare for their very first school recital. Nancy is positive -- that's "fancy" for "100 percent sure" -- that she'll be selected to be a mermaid. But when another girl wins the coveted role, leaving Nancy stuck playing a dreary tree, she's determined to bring flair to the mundane role. Based on the best-selling children's picture books by Jane O'Connor and adapted for the stage by Susan DiLallo and Danny Abosch, this fun family musical features great songs, clever lyrics and valuable lessons. Experience the fanciness at Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta.
Bring your little ones to Georgia Ensemble Theatre's production of the fun family musical -- Miss Nelson is Missing! -- perfect for elementary school kids. Adapted from the classic children's book, the story centers on Miss Nelson's class, the worst-behaved group in the whole school. But the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher. In desperation, the students set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson ... but will they ever get her back? Stick around after the show for fun activities -- including meeting the cast, taking selfies at the photo-station, competing in a paper airplane competition and more -- with this fun event at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
How far will fast, beautiful Oya go to make a mark in the world? Written by the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, In The Red and Brown Water is an intoxicating story that charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life. Forced to choose between an athletic scholarship that could change her life and the needs of her dying mother, Oya finds herself torn between settling down and just settling. Inspired by playwright Tarell McCraney's interest in Yoruban mythology and his own childhood in the Miami projects, In the Red and Brown Water comes to Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
Lydia Frazier, a widow in her 70s and a pillar of her church, is living out her life with quiet dignity in her modest Philadelphia home. But her circumstances change when, for reasons of loneliness (and a little extra income), she decides to take in a boarder. Her roomer turns out to be the charming, and apparently unscrupulous, Mahlon, who loses no time in working his wiles on his trusting, vulnerable landlady, despite the cautious warnings of her well-meaning friends. Will the sage and goodhearted old lady prove to be a match for the duplicity of the scheming Mahlon? Find out when A Love Song For Miss Lydia comes to the stage of the South Fulton Arts Center in College Park.
In this riveting two-man play, William Luce brings us a glimpse into the world and artistic process of actor John Barrymore. Barrymore depicts the idolized stage and screen star a few months before his death in 1942 as he rehearses a revival of his triumphant 1920 Broadway performance of Richard III. He spends more time, however, reminiscing about his life, his loves, his career, and the effect his alcoholism had on all of it. Join us for this bittersweet portrait of one of the most famous Shakespearean actors of the twentieth century. Please note that Barrymore, at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Atlanta, contains plenty of naughty jokes and limericks, frank sexual innuendos, blue humor, depictions of alcoholism and cussing, but no nudity.
A cultural feast for the senses, SueÃ±os Andaluces is a powerful performance that combines the poetry of Lorca and Leon, recited to live musical accompaniment, and interpreted through the rich artistry of flamenco by Calo Gitano Dance Company. Before the show gets underway at Aurora Theatre - Studio in Lawrenceville, enjoy the authentic taste of Spain as Arturo's Paella serves up mouth-watering, tasting portions of this iconic cuisine. This truly original event combines culinary arts, performing arts and spoken word for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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.
Aurora Theatre brings the best children's performers in the region to Gwinnett County for shows featuring puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians. Intended as a first theatrical experience that paves the way for a lifetime love affair with theater, these 45-minute shows are great fun for the whole family. In the delightful program Literature Sings, hosts Wendy Bennett & Ritchie Crownfield show what every writer should know about the essential elements of a good story: setting, character and conflict. With help from the audience, they present scenes from treasured stories adapted for musical theater, including A Year With Frog and Toad, The Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Secret Garden.
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Serenbe Playhouse's Grange Lake Dock House in the Atlanta area.
Master explorer Phineas Figg has just accepted a challenge from the International Explorers League to travel the world ... in under an hour! He'll need the help of some adventurous children to help him visit all seven continents in record time. That's where you and your little adventurers come in. The Children's Museum of Atlanta's award-winning Imaginators bring geography to life with Around the World in Less Than an Hour. This fast-paced, interactive performance hits the Aurora Theatre stage as a special spring break show, making it the perfect antidote to those "I'm bored!" doldrums.
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.
When you think of places to have your Mother's Day celebration, a mausoleum is probably not your first choice, but that's just where the Spanish comedy El Gran Día de la Madre (The Great Mother's Day) takes place. Violeta, her daughter Cotillón, and granddaughter Prudencia all have secrets -- and they're about to all come out in one Mother's Day reckoning in this rollicking comedy from Spain. Poignant and funny, this story of three generations of women comes to the stage at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Marietta Theatre Company production at Lyric Studio on the Square.
Filled with both dark humor and ripped-from-the-headlines tragedy, Ripe Frenzy explores the aftermath of a mass shooting in small-town America through the eyes of the killer's mother, as a community reels and as she struggles to reconcile the son she thought she knew with his horrific final act. Set at the scene of the crime -- which just happens to be a high-school production of Our Town -- Jennifer Barclay's immersive play reflects that meta classic, while cleverly commenting on its themes of community and mortality. Ripe Frenzy is already the winner of a prestigious playwriting prize, and receives its world premiere as part of Synchronicity Theatre's 20th anniversary season in Midtown Atlanta.
Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, Always... Patsy Cline is a heartwarming hit that's been delighting audiences since 1988. Meeting outside of Houston at the Esquire Ballroom, Patsy and Louise first became friends over a pot of strong coffee, forming a bond so strong that this unlikely duo remained in touch until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. This musical tribute -- full of down-home country humor and deep emotion -- features 27 of Cline's most unforgettable hits, including "Crazy," "Anytime," "She's Got You," "Stupid Cupid" and "Walkin' After Midnight." Enjoy Always... Patsy Cline at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.
Aurora Theatre brings the best children's performers in the region to Gwinnett County for shows featuring puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians. Intended as a first theatrical experience that paves the way for a lifetime love affair with theater, these 45-minute shows are great fun for the whole family. In A Musical Tour Through Latin America, Atlanta-based Latin music duo Havana Son transports you and your family to the tropics, and you won't even need a passport! Children participate in the musical journey by singing, clapping, dancing or playing percussion instruments. The musical itinerary includes stops in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Panama and Puerto Rico, with a sampling of each country's unique sounds and rhythms.
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!
A middle-aged writer travels cross-country to scatter his late father's ashes, but he's driven to distraction by memories of his family's many comical car trips in Leaving Iowa. The classic American summer vacation -- which often meant being trapped in the back seat of a station wagon while being forced to feign interest at obscure historical sites -- comes to hilarious and sentimental life on stage, as the writer's recollection of those lazy, hazy days leads him to a greater understanding of his dad and himself. This Onstage Atlanta production takes a road trip of its own to the Art Station in Stone Mountain, while the company moves into its new digs.
Aurora Theatre brings the best children's performers in the region to Gwinnett County for shows featuring puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians. Intended as a first theatrical experience that paves the way for a lifetime love affair with theater, these 45-minute shows are great fun for the whole family. In An Ocean of Discovery, science is an exciting, mystery-filled adventure! This show combines puppetry and music to explore the depths of our world's oceans through the lens of imagination, with the help of Georgia Aquarium. Come along for the ride -- no wet suit required!
This "winning crowd-pleaser" (Hollywood Reporter) unfolds in real time as it eavesdrops on the initial meeting between a guy who's new to blind dating and a woman who's a veteran of the set-up scene, as they get together for a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant. But their First Date quickly turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner that takes on a life of its own as their fellow restaurant patrons suddenly transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, offering song-and-dance guides through the inevitable ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. The OnStage Atlanta production of this romantic musical comedy comes to 7 Stages on Euclid in Inman Park.
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.
A powerful exploration of African-American history and identity, Crowns follows six black women in the South whose stories of love, loss and sisterhood are woven into the hats that crown their heads and the dynamic gospel songs that speak their truth. The story centers on Chicago-born Yolanda, who is sent down South after the death of her brother in Brooklyn. There, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her -- and in the rituals connected to their dazzling headwear. Penned by award-winning playwright and actress Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away, The Unit), Crowns delivers a good time (and plenty of fierce hattitude) at the Southwest Arts Center.
In PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," Mayor Goodway is getting everything in shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap'n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it's PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who's all ears...Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!
A young churchgoing boy, a worldly young man and a return to a spirit-filled young life. Come journey with the music of Al Green and re-live those moments through songs like "Let's Stay Together," "Love and Happiness," "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart," "I'm Still In Love With You," "Tired of Being Alone," and others in The Al Green Experience. These great hits and more will be performed by the songbird voice of Adam McKnight at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta.