Every great storyteller saves their best stuff for their own kids. A.A. Milne created the world of Pooh for his son, (the real) Christopher Robin. L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz started out as a bedtime story. Likewise, Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang specifically for his little one. Thankfully, millions more have experienced the thrills and pure wackiness of Fleming's tall-tale -- thanks to the original novel and the 1968 movie musical. Now Chitty reaches a new generation with this stage adaptation. Join the adventure as inventor Caractacus Potts and his two children race to rescue Grandpa Potts from the evil Baron Bomburst in their magical flying car. Music from the Sherman Brothers (who also wrote the music for Mary Poppins), including the Oscar-nominated title song, adds even more magic to this magical production at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
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!
The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network ... all without denting her 'do! Enjoy Hairspray at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.
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.
Serenbe's acclaimed production of Miss Saigon featured a real helicopter, its Carousel boasted an actual merry-go-round and its rightly-famed Sleepy Hollow Experience includes honest-to-goodness horses. So you know their Titanic: The Musical is going to be huge. And as befitting its subject, this big Broadway hit is poised to out-spectacle them all, with an ensemble cast of 40 Playhouse favorites and Atlanta all-stars boarding a three-story ship's replica that submerges nightly into the lake. And if that doesn't float your boat, the five-time Tony-winning show with music by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom) undoubtedly will, as it delves into the lives of the passengers and crew on that dramatic, ill-fated voyage.
This fast-paced, dynamic work about the world today and the dreams we have for the future is set in late-'90s Pittsburgh. The story centers on a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city's first black mayor. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets are revealed that could be his undoing. The most contemporary of all of August Wilson's work, Radio Golf is the final play in his unprecedented 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century -- a series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. Completed shortly after his death in 2005, this bittersweet drama of assimilation and alienation in '90s America traces the forces of change on a neighborhood and its people caught between history and the 21st century. Enjoy this New African Grove Theatre Company production of Radio Golf at College Park's South Fulton Arts Center.
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.
Colman Domingo's comedy Dot takes a light-hearted look at a tough topic. As matriarch Dotty (played by House of Payne actress Denise Burse) struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. Aging parents, midlife crises and off-balance family dynamics make for one unforgettable Christmas gathering. Watch the family get real about what matters most when Dot hits Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center.