Relive the music of Billie Holiday when the Earl Smith Strand Theatre brings her greatest hits to the Atlanta area. In a theatrical presentation, you'll be transported back to the era of this jazz songstress's peak, with '30s and '40s classics like "Gloomy Sunday," "God Bless The Child," "Summertime," "All of Me" and plenty others. A career spanning nearly 30 years, Holiday's voice and music remains timelessly relevant to this day.
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!
What happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), a Baker, his Wife and, of course, the Witch. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Catch the heartfelt chase through the woods at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky."
In The Book of Moron, the latest solo show from actor-comedian Robert Dubac (The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?), we meet a man who can't remember who he is or what he believes in because he's been bombarded by so much propaganda and hype. While he's racking his brain for answers, his inner voices take turns trying to talk sense into him. Go on a head trip in Robert Dubac's one-man show as he portrays his voice of reason, his common sense, his inner idiot, his inner child and his inner a$$hole -- all of which try to wake him up from the coma of modern-day life. Don't miss The Book of Moron at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Ah, relationships. Sometimes they can feel like you're playing a game you don't know the rules to. If only there was someone to explain it all. Someone like, say, Vivica A. Fox? Well, maybe not Fox herself, but for sure the character she played in the hit 2001 film Two Can Play That Game, by the writer of Barbershop. But what would the relationship guru with all the answers do when she found her own man stepping out? What wouldn't she do? Fox once again lays down the rules -- this time on stage at Altanta's Fox Theatre in Je'Caryous Johnson's theatrical adaptation. The star-studded cast also includes Scandal's Columbus Short, R&B singer Vivian Green and "Real Housewife" Porsha Williams. The game just got real.
Wagner's sweeping orchestrations, reminiscent of a blockbuster film score, evoke the power of the sea in his opera The Flying Dutchman. A ghostly sailor condemned to wander for all eternity, the Dutchman sets foot on land every seven years to search for a bride who can bring him peace. Can the power of a young woman's love end his suffering? The dramatic music and soaring arias of The Flying Dutchman make this a perfect introduction to the world of opera, as well as a must-see for aficionados. Music Director Arthur Fagen conducts this grand Atlanta Opera production at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Take a trip down memory lane and learn things you never knew about "The Architect of Rock and Roll" in this fun-filled musical journey through Little Richard's life and music. Honoring the living legend, this stage play explores everything from Richard Wayne Penniman's humble beginnings in Georgia to his rise to stardom in the 1950s and beyond. Presented by Blake Vision Entertainment, enjoy Shut Your Mouth! It's My Story and I'm Sticking With It at Marietta's Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
Chronicling the life and musical legacy of Capital Records founder Nat King Cole, as well as his daughter, Natalie, Unforgettable traces a musical dynasty. Natalie Cole's voice was silenced much too soon, but now the incredible music of the nine-time Grammy-winning vocalist returns to the stage. Follow Cole's musical journey, from growing up the daughter of an icon to becoming a legend with her own catalog of hits ("This Will Be," "Pink Cadillac," "I've Got Love on My Mind," and, of course, the platinum-plated mega-hit "Unforgettable"). Cole comes to life on stage at Decatur's Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.
Aurora Theatre veteran Anthony P. Rodriguez returns for the 10th consecutive year to present a unique spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in this one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended, and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a solo performance. Rodriguez relies on his voice and mannerisms to masterfully bring to life the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. A few spectacular effects complete the transformation. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, this imaginative version of A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season -- the joy of giving.
Only precocious eight-year-olds find the prospect of being "Home Alone" at Christmas all that exciting. For those of us who are older and wiser (and still single) there's The 12 Dates of Christmas, a funny and touching one-woman show about being surrounded by holiday cheer when you're miserable. When Mary sees her fiance making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, she dumps him and drops her engagement ring into a Salvation Army kettle. She then spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she navigates her life "alone" as a New York actor in her thirties. Renita James stars in this exceptional play that's quickly becoming a holiday tradition in its own right at Aurora Theatre.
"You'll shoot your eye out!" The classic line spews from TV sets nationwide every December as 1940s cherub Ralphie Parker -- oversized glasses, dapper sweater and meticulously-combed blond hair -- struggles to find compassion in a sea of dream-crushing adults. His Christmas wish is simple: to get a Red Ryder BB gun. Or, more specifically, a "Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time." But the grown-ups in his life are having none of it. Catch Ralphie's shenanigans live at OnStage Atlanta, featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the film -- scary Macy's Santa, neighborhood bullies, tongue-frozen-to-the-flagpole, sexy leg lamp and of course Ralphie's eccentric, lovable family.
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
Bring in the holidays with The Georgia Ballet's Nutcracker! This time-honored winter favorite is sure to enthrall all with dueling soldiers, enchanting fairies, exquisite dancing snowflakes and an absolutely magnificent growing Christmas tree. Watch the journey of Clara, a charming little girl, as she makes her way into the Land of Sweets.
Cookies are better with milk, trees look better with tinsel and carols sound sweeter when sung by children. These are the unofficial laws of Christmas, and you'll observe at least two of them in action when the talented youth performers at OnStage Atlanta team up with some of the company's older members to present Up on the Housetop, a fun-filled evening of holiday merriment. Filled with beloved Christmas songs, humorous and heartwarming yuletide tales, and a visit by a "very special guest" from the North Pole, this entertaining holiday celebration is guaranteed to drive the bah-humbugs away and replace them with plenty of ho-ho-hos. You'll want to spend some time in the decked-out lobby, too, replete with nativity scenes, snow globes, nutcrackers and more than 20 festive trees.
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."
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.
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 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.
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!
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.