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Murder at the Howard Johnson's Apr 27 - May 13, 2018  
Hapeville Performing Arts Center Murder at the Howard Johnson's
 
Who doesn't enjoy an evening of romance, laughter and ... murder? Well, the Academy Theatre is bringing all three to the stage with Murder at the Howard Johnson's by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick. This show is a lighthearted, fast-paced suspense comedy in three acts, all set in the same room at a Howard Johnson's motel and featuring the various couplings of a romantic triangle. With its many twists and turns during the mixed-up mayhem, this show will have you laughing yourself silly at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center.
 
   
What God Allows Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018  
Marietta Theatre What God Allows
 
A new religious drama that looks at some of life's biggest questions via a modern, contemporary story, What God Allows comes to the stage at Marietta's New Theatre on the Square. This soul-stirring show, written by Kelvin Wade and Styland Scott, explores why tough times and tragedies seem to strike those who've done the least to deserve them, and is bound to leave you inspired, heartened and hopeful.
 
   
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Apr 27  
Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
 
An off-Broadway hit adapted from John Gray's iconic book, this stage version of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus cleverly turns the famous tome -- which has sold more than 50 million copies -- into a one-man show. Fusing theater, stand-up comedy and a dash of sage wisdom, this show delivers a hilarious take on the age-old battle of the sexes. The lighthearted theatrical comedy makes its way to the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth with vignettes covering everything from dating and marriage to what goes on behind the bedroom door.
 
   
Richard II Apr 28 - May 13, 2018  
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Richard II
 
"This throne of kings . . . this England." The Shakespeare Tavern's journey through all of Shakespeare's History plays continues with Richard II. Watch as Richard lies and steals his way to riches in order to finance his invasion of Irish lands. Watch as Bolingbroke and Northumberland unite against Richard, ultimately leading to Richard's imprisonment and Bolingbroke's crowning as King Henry IV -- all of which will lead us to the next chapter of the story. This tale of a greedy, self-serving King makes its way to Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Atlanta.
 
   
Triassic Parq: The Musical May 11 - May 26, 2018  
Artisan Resource Center Triassic Parq: The Musical
 
Welcome ... to Triassic Parq: The Musical! Winner of the Best Musical Award at FringeNYC, Triassic Parq is a raucous thrill ride 200 million years in the making, filled with singing, dancing and a wide variety of reptilian hook-ups. This hilariously inventive and decidedly adult take on the Spielberg blockbuster follows a tribe of non-breeding female dinosaurs. However, their quiet life is turned upside down when a T. rex suddenly sprouts a male sex organ, forcing the rest of the dinos to question their entire belief system. It's an uproariously funny musical meditation on faith, science and love, coming to the Out of Box Theatre in Marietta.
 
   
Fences May 17 - Jun 3, 2018  
Marietta Theatre Fences
 
From legendary playwright August Wilson, Fences is the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. The story centers on Troy Maxson -- a strong man, a hard man. He's had to be in order to survive life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man's body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world that has made Troy Maxson a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less. Witness the power of this dramatic play at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
 
   
The Merry Wives of Windsor May 18 - May 27, 2018  
Act 3 Productions The Merry Wives of Windsor
 
One of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, the rotund, comical John Falstaff, is at the center of The Merry Wives of Windsor, brought to vibrant life in this Act3 production with the North Fulton Dram Club in a 1950s update. Drawing on the style of iconic sitcoms such as I Love Lucy, this fun romp tells the tale of Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford, who both have been receiving love letters from Falstaff -- and their husbands are determined to get to the bottom of what's going on.
 
   
First Date May 18 - Jun 3, 2018  
7 Stages First Date
 
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.
 
   
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.
 
   
Crowns May 30 - Jun 10, 2018  
Southwest Arts Center Crowns
 
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.
 
   
A Change 'Gon Come Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2018  
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center A Change 'Gon Come
 
This musical drama explores Sam Cooke's life, his music and his legacy. Cooke was a celebrated singer, songwriter and entrepreneur, establishing himself as one of the founders of soul music with 29 Top 40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1965. A Change 'Gon Come at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur chronicles the multi-talented man's life from a gifted teen to a seasoned star. The production gives you his music, shows you his life, and leaves you with his legacy.
 
   
The Taming Jun 1 - Jun 24, 2018  
Synchronicity Theatre The Taming
 
Will a Miss America contestant, a liberal blogger and a conservative senatorial staffer successfully re-write the Constitution and resolve partisan politics? Worth a shot, right? Lauren Gunderson's outrageous play has laughs for both sides of the aisle. American politics gets delightfully absurd when she mixes two political rivals, a beauty queen and a kidnapping. Gain a different perspective on we, the people, when inventive political farce The Taming comes to Synchronicity Theatre. Gunderson -- an Atlanta-born talent -- is considered one of America's most-produced playwrights. Come find out why her work's in such high demand.
 
   
Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2018  
Fox Theatre Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
 
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 Al Green Experience Jul 7  
Earl Smith Strand Theatre The Al Green Experience
 
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.
 
   
The Book of Mormon Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2018  
Fox Theatre The Book of Mormon
 
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.