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 Always... Patsy Cline at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Serenbe Playhouse's Grange Lake Dock House in the Atlanta area.
The world premiere of a madcap comedy, The Flower Room features Ingrid, an uptight academic who researches sexual behavior in primitive cultures while remaining completely closed off from her own sexual self. Kind of ironic, right? When she loses her university job, she flips a 180 and turns to writing erotica to pay the bills, unleashing her own journey of sexual discovery. If you're dying to flip through her pages, get ready to watch your imagination run wild at Actor's Express in Atlanta. The play was included in AE's Threshold Festival of New Plays, so you know it's already proven to be a hit.
In the Broadway musical Godspell, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables with 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 at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
When you think of places to have your Mother's Day celebration, a mausoleum is probably not your first choice, but that's just where the Spanish comedy El Gran Dia de la Madre (The Great Mother's Day) takes place. Violeta, her daughter Cotillon, and granddaughter Prudencia all have secrets -- and they're about to all come out in one Mother's Day reckoning in this rollicking comedy from Spain. Poignant and funny, this story of three generations of women comes to the stage at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
A middle-aged writer travels cross-country to scatter his late father's ashes, but he's driven to distraction by memories of his family's many comical car trips in Leaving Iowa. The classic American summer vacation -- which often meant being trapped in the back seat of a station wagon while being forced to feign interest at obscure historical sites -- comes to hilarious and sentimental life on stage, as the writer's recollection of those lazy, hazy days leads him to a greater understanding of his dad and himself. This Onstage Atlanta production takes a road trip of its own to the Art Station in Stone Mountain, while the company moves into its new digs.
Can four young men manage to honor their pledge to avoid the opposite sex, food, drink and sleep for the sake of becoming more intellectual and contemplative? Not in Shakespeare's world, and certainly not in this Atlanta Shakespeare Company production of Love's Labours Lost at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. After four young women arrive on the scene, the result is far from a blissful pondering of noble deeds and nobler thoughts. Enjoy all the muscovites, masks and lessons about love in this lyrical comedy.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Marietta Theatre Company production at Lyric Studio on the Square.
Filled with both dark humor and ripped-from-the-headlines tragedy, Ripe Frenzy explores the aftermath of a mass shooting in small-town America through the eyes of the killer's mother, as a community reels and as she struggles to reconcile the son she thought she knew with his horrific final act. Set at the scene of the crime -- which just happens to be a high-school production of Our Town -- Jennifer Barclay's immersive play reflects that meta classic, while cleverly commenting on its themes of community and mortality. Ripe Frenzy is already the winner of a prestigious playwriting prize, and receives its world premiere as part of Synchronicity Theatre's 20th anniversary season in Midtown Atlanta.
Set in the '90s-the 1590s-this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!
Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It's 1985, and Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, 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. The stage adaptation of this retro pop rom-com slam dances into ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs.