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.
Experience a beloved fairy tale in a whole new way in this fun and funky puppet show adaptation of the classic story that sets it in a modern-day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops and exercise videos! Perfect for kids of all ages (but witty enough that the adults will enjoy it, too), Jon Ludwig's Beauty and the Beast shows that trash can be turned into treasure and true love always prevails. With catchy, original tunes and a running time of just under an hour, this show at Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts is just the ticket for a fun family outing.
All is going well for Della & her North Carolina bakery till the girl she helped raise comes home and asks her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding where the fiance is actually a fiancee. Struggling to reconcile her deeply-held belief in "traditional marriage" and the love she has for the woman she helped raise, Della finds herself in strange new territory. This marvelously funny new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV's This Is Us) is proof that love is the key ingredient in creating common ground.
Arís presents an evening of two exquisite one-act plays by award winning Irish playwright Brian Friel adapted from works by renowned Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. In The Bear,a young widow has shut herself off from the world to mourn her late husband. Her solitude is interrupted by her scandalously rude neighbor, Gregory Smirnov, a garrulous (but strangely attractive) bear of a man who turns her quiet life upside down! In The Yalta Game inspired by Chekhov's short story, The Lady with the Lapdog, we find philanderer, Gurov, on retreat in Yalta, busily ascribing scandalous fictions to each passer-by - the game of the title. When Anna enters the picture, she is seduced into playing along, and while their love affair develops, along a seesaw of guilt and passion, the status of reality itself begins to warp between them.
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.
In Jump, emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson creates a whimsical world where lights flicker, things fall from the sky, and bridges - both real and metaphorical - becomes places of solace and healing. Simultaneously poetic, poignant and funny, Jump is a story about family grief and the long road to healing, told from the perspective of two sisters, their father and a lonely bridge walker. Catch the rolling world premiere of this acclaimed new play at Actor's Express in Atlanta.
This shrewd and razor-sharp play from award-winning playwright Topher Payne takes us to a sunny spring afternoon in the Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta, where different generations are thrown together to test the bonds of family and friendship. Imagine: a baby shower, nine women with secrets... and a case of champagne. It's the theatrical equivalent of The Women meets Steel Magnolias meets The Real Housewives - what could possibly go wrong? Catch the mother of all baby showers when Morningside comes to OnStage Atlanta.
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.
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. The show, still set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths. This new version of Working allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians, working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.