Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States - it's almost in Canada. And it almost doesn't exist, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it's just ... Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people who live thee will never be the same. Almost, Maine is the first play written by actor John Cariani (Law & Order, Homeland), and now it comes to The Art Place Mountain View in Marietta. Come and be charmed by the show's overlapping vignettes about the joys and dangers of love courtesy of CenterStage North.
Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, Always... Patsy Cline is a heartwarming hit that's been delighting audiences since 1988. Meeting outside of Houston at the Esquire Ballroom, Patsy and Louise first became friends over a pot of strong coffee, forming a bond so strong that this unlikely duo remained in touch until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. This musical tribute -- full of down-home country humor and deep emotion -- features 27 of Cline's most unforgettable hits, including "Crazy," "Anytime," "She's Got You," "Stupid Cupid" and "Walkin' After Midnight." Enjoy Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Always... Patsy Cline at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre.
Growing up can be hard, but "don't worry 'bout a thing, man!" With music and lyrics by Bob Marley, Three Little Birds is the story of Ziggy, who wants to get out and enjoy his beautiful island in the sun, but the fear of evil spirits, tropical storms, and bandits keep him locked inside. With the help of a few feathered friends, he learns to face his fears and is reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be alright!" A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds. Experience it at Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre.
A foot-stomping, swinging good time, The Cotton Club takes you back to the days of New York famous nightclub. This musical revue takes you back to Harlem in the 1930s and 40s with hit songs like: "Take The A Train," "Minnie The Moocher," "Stormy Weather" and more. You will see actors paying homage to stars like Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers and the famous Cotton Club dancers. Beautiful costumes, flashy choreography, amazing voices all under the direction of Emmy nominated producer/songwriter, Stepp Stewart make this a Black History Month treat.
I Love You Because is a modern day musical twist on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a classic tale about learning to love not in spite of faults, but because of them. Set in New York, this ideal date night event blends fast-paced comedy, relatable characters, and a contemporary score, resulting in an on-stage rom-com perfect for Valentine's season or for anyone looking for love, despite the odds. See it at Lyric Studio on the Square.
Billed as "part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger," Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie-winning An Octoroon is a raucously irreverent riff on a 19th-century antebellum melodrama. At a plantation on the brink of foreclosure, a young man takes a fancy to the mixed-race daughter of the estate's owner, while an evil swindler schemes to buy the girl for himself. This incendiary adaptation by Jacobs-Jenkins was lauded by The New York Times as "... this decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today" and comes to the Atlanta stage courtesy of Actor's Express.
In the breakroom of the last small auto plant still standing in Detroit, four coworkers swap stories, share dreams and take pride in their work. The group has become a makeshift family, sharing tales of desperation, personal conflicts and doing what it takes to make ends meet. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines are they willing to step? A bold and compassionate new play by OBIE Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Skeleton Crew was named one of Time Magazine's 10 Best Shows of 2016. Now you can experience this funny, tough and tender drama for yourself at Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only problem is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark -- and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the '80s, The Wedding Singer takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room. Enjoy this fun musical at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girl's indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American young women who just want to score some goals.