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Evil Dead: The Musical  
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 comes to Marietta's Out of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center.
   
Goosebumps the Musical  
Aurora Theatre Goosebumps the Musical
 
Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to learn that they've won the starring roles in the new school musical -- a mysterious production called The Phantom. But when strange, seemingly supernatural events begin interrupting rehearsals, the friends begin to wonder whether the show they're acting in might be cursed. In the slightly spooky, family-friendly world of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, Brooke and Zeke must race to find out whether they're being haunted by ghosts or hoodwinked by pranksters.
   
The Last Five Years  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square The Last Five Years
 
Take a ride on an emotional rollercoaster as you delve into Jamie's and Cathy's five-year relationship -- from beginning to end and end to beginning, simultaneously. The Last Five Years is a contemporary musical experience unlike any other at the Lyric Studio on the Square, featuring two of Atlanta's best voices: Stephanie Earle and JD Myers.
   
Lend Me a Tenor  
Legacy Theatre Lend Me a Tenor
 
Loaded with innuendos, mistaken identities and slamming doors, Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor opens on a historic 1930's night at the Cleveland Opera Company. When the world-famous and fiery-tempered Italian superstar set to star as Otello suddenly becomes, um ... unavailable, the show's manager must scramble for a replacement. The ensuing confusion quickly turns into a hilarious screwball comedy that was a smash hit on Broadway and in London's West End. With three Tony Awards and subsequent productions in 25 countries, Lend Me a Tenor now comes to the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.
   
Macbeth  
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Macbeth
 
Nastier than Scorsese at his bleakest, more violent than Tarantino at his bloodiest, Macbeth still shocks like no other tale on the page, stage or screen. Maybe it's because the murderous Macbeth isn't a robot from outer space, or even a charming psychopath -- he is something much more dangerous: an ordinary person with an extraordinary desire for power. Now Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Atlanta stages this chilling portrait of temptation, ambition and betrayal. Driven by a supernatural prophesy, his own ambition and an adamant partner, the Scottish general slashes his way to the throne. But just as he grasps the crown, it starts to slip through his bloody fingers.
   
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play  
Conant Performing Arts Center Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
 
In the world depicted in Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Armageddon has struck and the planet's electrical grid is down -- there's no TV, no radio, no internet, no gadgets and no gizmos. But fear not, as one group of tenacious survivors remembers enough episodes of The Simpsons and the last 10 years of pop hits to birth a new industry: crude theatrical re-creations of now-gone digital entertainment. Penned by Anne Washburn (A Devil at Noon), Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play was dubbed "downright brilliant" by The New York Times and was a Washington Post Editors' Pick. Conant Performing Arts Center in Atlanta presents this original and vibrant post-apocalyptic tale of survival, passion and the enduring power of Bart Simpson.
   
Smokey Joe's Cafe  
Theatre in the Square Smokey Joe's Cafe
 
"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll," Smokey Joe's Cafe is built around a series of comic and romantic vignettes set in the 1950s, and boasts nearly 40 landmark tunes, like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love." This all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and the show's music won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Don't miss Smokey Joe's Cafe when it hits Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
   
Steel Magnolias  
Hapeville Performing Arts Center Steel Magnolias
 
The bittersweet Southern comedy Steel Magnolias takes place in Truvy Jones' beauty salon, where three generations of outspoken Southern women regularly gather to laugh, cry and celebrate the events of their lives. But their world is rocked when M'Lynn's diabetic daughter gets pregnant, which could prove fatal -- and the ladies' inner strength and love for one another is put to the ultimate test. Based on the playwright's own upbringing, the touching and funny play was adapted into a popular film starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts. Now experience the camaraderie, humor and poignancy of Steel Magnolias at Atlanta's Hapeville Performing Arts Center.
   
Verdict  
OnStage Atlanta Verdict
 
Verdict is completely unlike the other works by the British murder mystery writer. Whereas her stories often weave a tangled web as we look for the killer, Verdict examines the web of psychology, relationships and morality. Fleeing persecution, professor Karl Hendryk and his invalid wife, Anya, make a home in London. Anya's cousin and caretaker, Lisa, suppresses romantic feelings for Karl, a forbidden relationship which bubbles to the surface when Karl takes on private lessons with a spoiled student. As passions rise, one has to ask, is it possible to love a person with such idealism that it becomes destructive? Witness Agatha Christie's unique drama at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.
   
The World Goes Round  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center The World Goes Round
 
The World Goes 'Round is a stunning revue of the multi-Tony award-winning team of Kander and Ebb. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this production is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time" and "New York, New York," seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theater at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.