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A Miracle on Elf Street Dec 16 - Dec 23, 2017  
OnStage Atlanta A Miracle on Elf Street
Ho ho achoo! Uh-oh, Santa's sick and it's up to Mrs. Claus, the elves and you, the audience, to save Christmas as OnStage Atlanta returns with its seasonal favorite, A Miracle on Elf Street. Book a trip to the South Pole, where it's the day before Christmas and Santa's Workshop is in a tizzy. There are still so many toys to make and now the elves learn that Santa isn't feeling too jolly. Do you have enough holiday cheer to help save the day? This fun and funny interactive holiday adventure is sure to get the whole family in the spirit of the season.
The Lion King Jan 10 - Jan 28, 2018  
Fox Theatre The Lion King
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."
Maytag Virgin Jan 11 - Feb 11, 2018  
Aurora Theatre Maytag Virgin
Being a widow in rural Alabama ain't easy. High-school teacher Lizzy Nash is on a leave of absence after the sudden death of her husband when odd duck Jack Key moves in next door. The two are drawn to each other. They confound each other. Each is hiding emotions from one another and themselves. Maytag Virgin follows their neighborly interactions over the span of a year. Most are funny, some are revealing. But will they have the one that is profound? Find out when this stirring drama comes to the Main Stage at Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre.
Menopause The Musical Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2018  
Earl Smith Strand Theatre Menopause The Musical
This international hit has been celebrating the more amusing aspects of "the change of life" for more than 16 years, and ironically, shows no sign of aging, as it returns to the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale, they poke fun at their varying levels of sexual desire, not to mention hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s moving the action along, these diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that shouldn't be suffered in silence.
Dearly Beloved Jan 19 - Feb 4, 2018  
Theatre in the Square Dearly Beloved
The feuding Futrelle sisters put the "fun" in dysfunction in Dearly Beloved, a Southern-fried wedding comedy coming to Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. The rumor mill in Fayro, Texas, has been working overtime from the moment siblings Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink started planning the "wedding of the century." No surprise there -- the trio have been Town Topic No. 1 since the breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing group, The Sermonettes. But now caught up in a Texas twister of gossip, God and gunfire, they desperately attempt to pull off the Gone with the Wind-themed nuptials for Frankie's daughter ... even as the bride herself goes missing. This LOL-worthy comedy was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the successful team behind stage hits like The Dixie Swim Club, The Savannah Sipping Society and Doublewide, Texas.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Feb 2 - Feb 25, 2018  
Synchronicity Theatre The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is more than just the tale of a wayfaring toy rabbit -- it's a story about being loved and learning to love. Based on the award-winning book by beloved children's author Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux), this moving stage adaptation follows Edward, an elegant porcelain rabbit who's snatched from the arms of the little girl who adores him. His easy existence becomes an epic, sometimes painful journey that touches the lives of everyone he meets -- from an old fisherman to a little boy protecting his sister. This poignant production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane will enchant audience members of all ages at Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre.
First Date Feb 9 - Feb 24, 2018  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square First Date
When blind dating newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As First Date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron's inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Enjoy Marietta Theatre Company's production of First Date at Lyric Studio Theatre on the Square.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Feb 9 - Feb 25, 2018  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The con is on at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre! Singing swindlers, high livin' on the French Riviera, a cockeyed competition and a score by the composer of The Full Monty make Dirty Rotten Scoundrels a dynamite musical adaptation of the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. While the suave Lawrence Jameson charms wealthy women out of thousands, Freddy Benson uses pity to get free meals from the tenderhearted. In a battle for territory, the two agree to a contest: The first to wheedle $50,000 out of a beautiful heiress wins, and the entire Riviera is his and his alone. Atlanta Lyric Theatre brings you this hilarious Tony-nominated show that's sure to steal your heart.
Ontario Was Here Feb 10 - Mar 4, 2018  
Aurora Theatre Ontario Was Here
Kansas City social workers Penni and Nathan have to walk a fine line between doing everything they can to help disadvantaged children without getting emotionally involved in their cases -- a difficult task made even harder by the fact that the pair used to be lovers. When the two are assigned the case of a nine-year old boy named Ontario, tempers flare as they clash over how best to help the wayward child. Moving drama Ontario Was Here comes to the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
Rent Feb 20 - Feb 28, 2018  
Fox Theatre Rent
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.
The Daughter of the Regiment Feb 24 - Mar 4, 2018  
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre The Daughter of the Regiment
The Atlanta Opera invades Cobb Energy Center with their latest production, Donizetti's rollicking rom-com set among the Swiss Alps. Beloved for its comic antics, sweet romance and beautiful music, The Daughter of the Regiment revolves around Marie, a spirited and charming tomboy who's been adopted and raised by a French army company -- and who's now fallen in love with the handsome Tonio. But when Marie learns some new info about her identity, she's got to decide whether to follow her place in society or follow her heart. Soprano Andriana Chuchman stars as Marie, after recently singing the role for the Washington National Opera, and Atlanta Opera Studio alum Santiago Ballerini is set to take on the vocal challenge of Tonio (which includes a famous run of nine high-Cs). The opera's performed in French with English supertitles.
Fancy Nancy Mar 2 - Mar 4, 2018  
Synchronicity Theatre Fancy Nancy
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.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2018  
Fox Theatre A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
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 Apr 6 - Apr 7, 2018  
Fox Theatre Stomp
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.
The Marvelous Wonderettes Apr 13 - Apr 28, 2018  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square The Marvelous Wonderettes
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.
Something Rotten! Apr 17 - Apr 22, 2018  
Fox Theatre Something Rotten!
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!
Hamilton May 22 - Jun 10, 2018  
Fox Theatre Hamilton
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.