Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest ... and then some. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to discover the truth behind his father's epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre: for an experience that's richer, funnier and bigger than life itself. Enjoy this show at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs.
Big-hearted, funny, and richly satisfying, The Big Meal dishes up laughter and tears. From the vantage point of a single restaurant table, share the moments, both epic and intimate, that make a life. Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A theatrically inventive and beautiful play about the love, trials, and the resilience of families. Get a taste of this delicious story at OnStage Atlanta.
Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if ...?" This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
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.
Recently revived for a hit Broadway production, Falsettos revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite iterations that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A smash when it premiered in New York in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn. Now you can catch it in Atlanta at Actor's Express.
Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of Ariel (the Reverend's daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all. See this musical adaptation at Sylvia Beard Theatre in Buford.
November 4, 2008; Marks, Mississippi. America is on the eve of electing its first black president. Amidst the town's excitement over Barack Obama, Carrie Honey grieves her son's tragic death. After years of failed attempts to seek justice, Carrie has grown bitter and is no longer interested in life's celebrations, but when a scandal in town rocks this historic day, a past secret is revealed that restores her faded faith. See this New African Grove Theatre Company production at South Fulton Arts Center.
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.
Rent meets In the Heights this two-act musical about the attitudes and realities of urban life. Ray, the protagonist, finds himself at a crossroads as he's forced to decide between his own morality and the sensationalized street life that could cost him everything. Knowing where both paths lead, members of Ray's community intervene to try and affect his choice while struggling with crime, poverty and other hard day-to-day realities. Real Life at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square is a powerful, compelling story about community, faith and the potential for redemption.
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.
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.