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 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.
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.
The Meeting takes place in a suite high up in a Harlem hotel, where Malcolm X and his bodyguard, Rashad, rest before Malcolm's fateful appearance at the Audubon Ballroom. Malcolm has requested a secret meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who is also in New York, and Dr. King has responded by trudging up the back stairs to Malcolm's suite. Cautious at first, the two quickly fall into a spirited debate about their differing approaches to improving the lot of the black man in a predominantly white society - Dr. King (the lamb) hoping to find racial harmony through love and peaceful resistance, while Malcolm (the lion) is reconciled to violence and revenge. Watch it unfold at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
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.".
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love -- including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more -- plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream ... or a really great pair of shoes. A smash on Broadway, Cinderella returns to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta by popular demand.
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.
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.
The 1952 MGM song-and-dance classic that immortalized Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds -- and umbrellas and lampposts -- also has its share of comedy and romance, cementing its status as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. Adapted for the stage in 1985 by the film's legendary creators Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin' in the Rain comes to the Cobb Civic Center, thanks to a splashy new production from Atlanta Lyric Theatre. With glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs -- including "Make 'Em Laugh," "Good Morning" and the show-stopping title song -- this stage spectacular takes you on an entertaining trip back in Hollywood history, as silent films transform into talkies.
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.
Thomas is an unapologetic racist. Then an unexpected encounter lands him in a new family ... and a new skin tone. This funny and powerful new play examines what it's like when your world is turned upside down and you are forced to look at life through a different lens. Hands of Color boldly asks the question, is redemption possible for the unredeemable? See this timely play by Kimberly Monks at Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta.
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.
When it comes to creating larger-than-life characters, few can equal Charles Dickens. And nowhere does his colorful vision of Victorian England come to life as vibrantly as in Lionel Bart's heel-kicking musical adaptation Oliver!. Come along with innocent orphan Oliver as he's thrown into the shadowy world of double-dealing thieves and con men as he tries to navigate life on the streets. Overflowing with jubilant songs like "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything" and "Food, Glorious Food," this Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to also win an Academy Award for Best Picture. Don't miss Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production at Cobb Civic Center.
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.
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!