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Home for the Holidays Dec 14 - Dec 16, 2018  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Home for the Holidays
The Anderson Theatre's holiday tradition is back - and it's better than ever. You're invited to usher in the holiday season with Pebblebrook High School and other local talented artists in Home for the Holidays 2018. Hear the winter classics you know and love, as well as some new and exciting holiday numbers. Enjoy a cavalcade of singing, dancing and family fun as this installment brings you a new spin on a show that's been bringing families to the theatre for the last 13 years. Enjoy all the holiday fun at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.
Urban Nutcracker II -- Wonderland Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2018  
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center Urban Nutcracker II -- Wonderland
Ballethnic Dance Company's imaginative adaptation of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic gives it a soulful, urban vibe. Urban Nutcracker Act II -- Wonderland takes place in The Land of Sweets, where a young girl dreams about taking a journey to the "land of Sweet Auburn Avenue." Sarah and her brother Leroy are greeted with delightful gifts and entertained by a bubbly Coca-Cola Pas de Six, leaping Black Russians, and Spice Drop Tumblers. The queen of Auburn Avenue, Brown Sugar, and the Chocolatier present Sarah and Leroy with an enchanting grand Pas de Deux followed by a colorful finale featuring all the dancers. The production is set to the traditional Tchaikovsky score along with adapted music by L. Gerard Reid, and is performed by a multicultural cast of youth and professional artists. Catch holiday magic in the making at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.
Your Happy Holiday Dec 20 - Dec 23, 2018  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Your Happy Holiday
This dazzling musical event is sure to become your new favorite holiday tradition! Your Happy Holiday, by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, features rich performances by your favorite Lyric stars, with sparkling dance numbers by a beautiful, energetic ensemble, luxurious costumes, and a live band that will kick your holiday off just right. Share in all the warmth and cheer of the season on the mainstage at the Jennie T. Anderson.
Rock Of Ages Jan 3 - Jan 4, 2019  
Fox Theatre Rock Of Ages
Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages-featuring a book by Chris D'Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp-captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip's last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
A Doll's House, Part 2 Jan 10 - Feb 10, 2019  
Aurora Theatre A Doll's House, Part 2
A popular and critical hit on Broadway, this sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen's realist masterpiece begins with a knock at the door. Some 15 years prior, Nora walked out that same door, leaving behind her husband and children to pursue a life as a fiercely independent and successful author -- a sure shocker in the 19th century. Now she comes home to ask a favor of the man she abandoned. You don't need to have seen the original Ibsen to thoroughly enjoy this play at the Aurora Theater in Lawrenceville, dubbed "explosively funny" by the Hollywood Reporter and the recipient of eight 2017 Tony Award nominations.
An Octoroon Jan 26 - Feb 24, 2019  
Actor's Express An Octoroon
Billed as "part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger," Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie-winning An Octoroon is a raucously irreverent riff on a 19th-century antebellum melodrama. At a plantation on the brink of foreclosure, a young man takes a fancy to the mixed-race daughter of the estate's owner, while an evil swindler schemes to buy the girl for himself. This incendiary adaptation by Jacobs-Jenkins was lauded by The New York Times as "... this decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today" and comes to the Atlanta stage courtesy of Actor's Express.
Bob Marley's Three Little Birds Feb 1 - Feb 24, 2019  
Synchronicity Theatre Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
Growing up can be hard, but "don't worry 'bout a thing, man!" With music and lyrics by Bob Marley, Three Little Birds is the story of Ziggy, who wants to get out and enjoy his beautiful island in the sun, but the fear of evil spirits, tropical storms, and bandits keep him locked inside. With the help of a few feathered friends, he learns to face his fears and is reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be alright!" A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds. Experience it at Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre.
Waitress Feb 5 - Feb 10, 2019  
Fox Theatre Waitress
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
The Wedding Singer Feb 8 - Feb 24, 2019  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center The Wedding Singer
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only problem is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark -- and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the '80s, The Wedding Singer takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room. Enjoy this fun musical at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.
I Love You Because Feb 8 - Feb 23, 2019  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square I Love You Because
I Love You Because is a modern day musical twist on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a classic tale about learning to love not in spite of faults, but because of them. Set in New York, this ideal date night event blends fast-paced comedy, relatable characters, and a contemporary score, resulting in an on-stage rom-com perfect for Valentine's season or for anyone looking for love, despite the odds. See it at Lyric Studio on the Square.
Skeleton Crew Feb 12 - Mar 10, 2019  
Southwest Arts Center Skeleton Crew
In the breakroom of the last small auto plant still standing in Detroit, four coworkers swap stories, share dreams and take pride in their work. The group has become a makeshift family, sharing tales of desperation, personal conflicts and doing what it takes to make ends meet. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines are they willing to step? A bold and compassionate new play by OBIE Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Skeleton Crew was named one of Time Magazine's 10 Best Shows of 2016. Now you can experience this funny, tough and tender drama for yourself at Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.
The Cotton Club Feb 14 - Feb 24, 2019  
Marietta Theatre The Cotton Club
A foot-stomping, swinging good time, The Cotton Club takes you back to the days of New York famous nightclub. This musical revue takes you back to Harlem in the 1930s and 40s with hit songs like: "Take The A Train," "Minnie The Moocher," "Stormy Weather" and more. You will see actors paying homage to stars like Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers and the famous Cotton Club dancers. Beautiful costumes, flashy choreography, amazing voices all under the direction of Emmy nominated producer/songwriter, Stepp Stewart make this a Black History Month treat.
Les Miserables Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2019  
Fox Theatre Les Miserables
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
The Mountaintop Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2019  
Marietta Theatre The Mountaintop
The Mountaintop is a fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination. After delivering his famous "I've been to the mountaintop speech" on behalf of the sanitation workers in Memphis, Martin goes to the Lorraine Motel to rest before another long day of campaigning. His world is spun on its axis when he meets Camae, a beautiful maid, who delivers his room service. At first, they only exchange flirtatious remarks, but soon they start a deep dialogue about Martin's hopes and fears, and the two develop a true understanding. When Camae reveals that she is an angel that has come to prepare him for the soon-to-be-coming afterlife, Martin must confront his fears and face his own mortality. The Mountaintop shows a different side of Martin Luther King: a man who is tired and flawed yet, despite everything, an inspiration. Catch this powerful show at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
Men With Money Mar 7 - Apr 7, 2019  
Aurora Theatre Men With Money
Louis, Max and Sonny are charming, young and eligible bachelors looking to marry their way from rags to riches. Men With Money is a romantic romp full of dreams, schemes and lavish musical numbers set in the golden age of the mecca of Manhattan in the 1950s - with a twist. It's an alternative, gleaming, fabulous and mighty Big Apple, and two of the show's leading men are looking for husbands. Enjoy this brand-new, old-fashioned musical on the Main Stage of Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre.
Jersey Boys Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2019  
Fox Theatre Jersey Boys
This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide-all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You.".
The Hero's Wife Apr 11 - May 5, 2019  
Synchronicity Theatre The Hero's Wife
During the day, a recently-retired Navy SEAL tries to rebuild his life, but secret night terrors shed light on a violent past. Desperate to reach him, his wife tries to connect with him through nostalgic Skype sex and secretly-learned Arabic sleep talk. The closer she gets to him, the more dangerous he becomes, but she won't stop until she unearths the secrets of the man she loves. The new play The Hero's Wife comes to Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Apr 12 - Apr 27, 2019  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in the classic musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder, who doesn't give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus. Snoopy is in the doghouse, and "blockhead" himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. The sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed in this award-winning family comedy. Whether you're keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find "Happiness," You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleaser for all ages. Don't miss Marietta Theatre Company's production at the Lyric Studio on the Square.
Dear Evan Hansen Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2019  
Fox Theatre Dear Evan Hansen
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
Altar Boyz Jun 7 - Jun 22, 2019  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square Altar Boyz
Hailed as "high-octane entertainment," Altar Boyz tells the inspiring story of five small-town boys -- Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham -- trying to save the world, one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act, including lyrics like "Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait" and "Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone," worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake-breakfast circuit. But when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple? With angelic voices, sinfully spectacular dancing and a touching story, Altar Boyz is destined to rock the masses of all denominations. Don't miss Marietta Theatre Company's production of Altar Boyz at the Lyric Studio on the Square.
Come From Away Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2019  
Fox Theatre Come From Away
The New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran night, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Cats Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2019  
Fox Theatre Cats
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater-"Memory". Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Miserables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!