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The Last Five Years Aug 16 - Aug 26, 2018  
Theatre in the Square The Last Five Years
 
Sometimes the end of a relationship can feel like a mystery to solve. How did you go from that first spark of love to here? That journey in all its joy and pain comes to brilliant life in The Last Five Years. This intimate, inventive musical from Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) traces the rise and fall of one five-year relationship. The twist? The man relives their history from their first moments together to the end, while the woman relates their story in reverse. The two characters' emotional timelines converge only once -- at their wedding. This hit show was named one of the 10 best of 2001 by TIME magazine, and was later made into a movie starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Experience this poignant look at lost loved from Performer's Warehouse and Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
 
   
Nunsense Aug 17 - Sep 1, 2018  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square Nunsense
 
The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters. While the deceased are delicately stored in the convent's deep-freeze, the remaining sisters decide that the best way to raise the money to pay for their burials is to put on a variety show. It quickly becomes obvious that habits aren't the only things these sassy sisters have worn. The convent features a former circus performer, a wannabe ballerina, a streetwise sista' from Brooklyn, and a spacey sister who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. They all join forces and voices to entertain their way into the hearts of audiences of all ages. Don't miss this divine musical comedy of superior proportions when Marietta Theatre Company brings it to the stage of Lyric Studio on the Square.
 
   
Aida Aug 17 - Sep 2, 2018  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Aida
 
The grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida strikes a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, all of which is amplified by Elton John's killer pop-rock score and Tim Rice's powerful lyrics. This massively crowd-pleasing musical delivers a contemporary spin on the classic tale of forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As their taboo love grows in the face of cultural differences and the pressures of their warring nations, these lovers must face death itself in order to be together. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. See it when it takes the stage of the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.
 
   
Unforgettable Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2018  
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center Unforgettable
 
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.
 
   
A Doll's House, Part 2 Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2018  
Actor's Express A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in Part 2, we'll witness what happens 15 years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning The Christians, Red Speedo). Called "explosively funny" by the Hollywood Reporter, the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from The New York Times as "the best play of the year." See the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen's groundbreaking 19th-century drama at Actor's Express in Atlanta.
 
   
Cu4tro Mujeres Sep 6 - Sep 14, 2018  
Theatre in the Square Cu4tro Mujeres
 
In the comedic drama Cu4tro Mujeres, three women -- all searching for answers in their lives -- meet in a psychologist's waiting room -- not realizing that the doctor is just as lost as they are. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this play, performed in Spanish with English subtitles, sheds light on the passing of youth, regrets, loneliness, love and careers, as these women of different ages confront their various personal demons. Don't miss it at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
 
   
Godspell Sep 7 - Sep 23, 2018  
Act 3 Productions Godspell
 
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Day by Day," "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." This 2012 revival of Godspell, playing at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs, is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.
 
   
Aladdin Sep 12 - Sep 23, 2018  
Fox Theatre Aladdin
 
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
 
   
The Trouble With My Name Sep 15  
Theatre in the Square The Trouble With My Name
 
Literary scholar Javier Ávila has emerged as a powerful voice for Latinos in the U.S. The Trouble With My Name is a 70-minute piece that sheds light on the American Latino experience, as well as the state of diversity and inclusion in this changing political climate. The production draws from the arts, education and entertainment to deliver a powerful message about who we are as a society. Through his poetry, autobiography and humor, Ávila examines the complexities of identity as a cultural construct. His one man-show now comes to Marietta's New Theatre in the Square in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
 
   
The Bow Wow Club Sep 21 - Sep 30, 2018  
Theatre in the Square The Bow Wow Club
 
Time always has a way of testing the strongest of bonds -- just take a look at The Bow Wow Club. Back in the '70s and '80s, this tight-knit Harlem gang ruled the streets and the hearts of ladies. After twenty years of being apart, fun-loving Kirk Bright and his wife Dee make plans to reunite all five members of the group. The two expect a 4th of July weekend filled with nostalgia and reminiscing about the good old days. But when the past meets the present, they discover that it's more explosive than fireworks. Written and directed by Levy Lee Simon, this poignant dramedy about friendship will make you laugh and cry at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
 
   
Nina Simone: Four Women Sep 25 - Oct 21, 2018  
Southwest Arts Center Nina Simone: Four Women
 
"Four Women" is one of the most blistering works by artist-activist Nina Simone -- a musical indictment of racial prejudice and attitudes as explored through the experiences of four black women. In Christina Ham's play with music Nina Simone: Four Women, the subjects of Simone's song -- Aunt Sarah, Saffronia, Sweet Thing and Peaches -- are introduced as women Simone met at the site of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, prompting conversations about how their lives have been changed by the hue of their skin. Featuring some of Simone's most popular Civil Rights-era anthems such as "Mississippi Goddam," "Go Limp," and "Young, Gifted, and Black," this production at Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center is a portrait of an artist striving to enact change through her work.
 
   
Nell Gwynn Sep 27 - Oct 21, 2018  
Synchronicity Theatre Nell Gwynn
 
From her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of King Charles II, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine. At a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? Find out when Olivier Award-winning British playwright Jessica Swale's period piece graces the stage at Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre.
 
   
Evil Dead: The Musical Oct 5 - Nov 4, 2018  
Out Of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center Evil Dead: The Musical
 
This hilarious live stage show based on the cult series of Evil Dead films has all the campy fun of the movies and the added bonus of being set to music. This mashup of all three films tells the story of five college students who go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them all into demons. This is a 4D experience, which means the front seats are the designated "Splatter Zone" and the name is not just for show. Even though general admission tickets are outside the zone, the guts and gore will be flying unpredictably, so keep that in mind when choosing your attire. The wild and gory theatrical experience returns to Marietta's Out of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center.
 
   
Holy Intervention Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2018  
South Fulton Arts Center Holy Intervention
 
Holy Intervention is a story about love, loss, faith, hope and redemption. What starts out as a routine night of just sex quickly turns into an evening that neither Bobby nor CC is prepared for. But who will be left standing: The Pastor or The Prostitute? Find out when Holy Intervention comes to the stage of the South Fulton Arts Center in College Park.
 
   
School Of Rock - The Musical Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2018  
Fox Theatre School Of Rock - The Musical
 
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
 
   
Four Old Broads Oct 19 - Oct 28, 2018  
Theatre in the Square Four Old Broads
 
Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation -- and not another trip up to Helen, Georgia, to see that "precious little German village for the umpteenth time." A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend Eaddy Mae Clayton to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since evil Nurse Pat Jones began working there. Beatrice teams up with newest resident Imogene Fletcher and soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins to put a plan in motion. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart Nurse Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to "the dark side," what exactly is that mysterious pill and what happened to Doctor Head? If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all. Watch these sassy sleuths dig for clues when Leslie Kimball's play Four Old Broads hits the stage at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
 
   
The Toxic Avenger Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2018  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square The Toxic Avenger
 
Melvin Ferd the Third wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey. Foiled by the mayor's bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger -- New Jersey's first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a seven-foot mutant with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He's out to save New Jersey, end global warming and woo the blind librarian in town. It's a toxic love story with an environmental twist. This comical musical with a wailin' rock score will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house at Marietta's Lyric Studio on the Square.
 
   
Newsies Oct 19 - Nov 4, 2018  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center Newsies
 
They delivered the papers, until they themselves made the headlines! Disney's Newsies is leaping over to the Cobb Civic Center -- and now you can "Seize the Day" and score tickets to this crowd-pleasing favorite that The New York Times calls "a musical worth singing about!" Featuring a heart-pounding score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act: The Musical) and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Full of high-energy dancing and catchy tunes, it's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right and staying true to who you are.
 
   
At Last: An Etta James Story Oct 20  
Earl Smith Strand Theatre At Last: An Etta James Story
 
Rising to fame at the age of 15, with the help of music luminaries like Johnny Otis, Jackie Wilson, and B.B. King, the story of Etta James is one of highs and lows. At Last takes you on a "bluesical" journey through one of the most iconic voices of our time at Marietta's Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
 
   
Irving Berlin's White Christmas Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2018  
Fox Theatre Irving Berlin's White Christmas
 
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to "put on your wish list." Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they're dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.
 
   
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.
 
   
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.
 
   
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.
 
   
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.".
 
   
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.
 
   
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!