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Children of Eden  
Aurora Theatre Children of Eden
 
This season we're going Old Testament with our season opening musical: Children of Eden. With music from the great American composer who brought us Wicked and Pippin comes the epic masterpiece that sets the Book of Genesis soaring. The musical encompasses the story of creation as well as the great flood, but also examines the complex love between parents and children. Don't miss this tale of love, family and the power of forgiveness. Book by John Caird. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby. Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine. Directed By Justin Anderson. Music directed by Ann-Carol Pence. Choreographed by Ricardo Aponte.
   
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)  
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
 
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield (and William Shakespeare), this is an irreverent, hilarious, high-speed romp through all 37 of the Bard's plays (and 154 sonnets) in two hours! Titus Andronicus becomes a cooking show, all the Histories are performed as a football game, and we go NUTS with Hamlet. All of this performed by THREE ACTORS. It took ASC, with hundreds of actors, 26 years to complete Shakespeare's works the first time (this last time through, it only took us 8!) These three nerds will do 'em all in an evening.
   
Disaster!  
Act 3 Productions Disaster!
 
Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s. "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff" are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick. It's 1979, and New York's hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her 11-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they've lost... or at least escape the killer rats.
   
Disenchanted  
Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square Disenchanted
 
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know - the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight in this PG-13 Georgia premiere at Lyric Studio on the Square in Marietta.
   
Head Over Heels  
Actor's Express Head Over Heels
 
Head Over Heels is the fearlessly fresh and deliriously sexy new musical from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. Set to the iconic pop music of The Go-Go's, it includes hit songs "We Got the Beat," "Vacation," "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" and many more! Variety calls it "a multi-romantic marriage of power pop and pure farce," packed with mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening and self-discovery. What happens next? If you want to be part of the party of the summer, get thee to Actor's Express.
   
Othello  
Theatre in the Square Othello
 
Shakespeare's Othello is one of his most intimate and devastating tragedies of all. It is a story about society, status and the nature of the outsider - but it is also a story about the love and trust between friends, and between men and women. Defying her father and society to follow her heart, Desdemona secretly marries Othello - a powerful general, and a Moor. Despite her father's objections in court, Desdemona remains committed to Othello and follows him from Venice to Cyprus, where he is commissioned to serve. Iago, a junior officer and Othello's most truste...
   
Spring Awakening  
OnStage Atlanta Spring Awakening
 
Spring Awakening took Broadway by storm when it debuted, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Punctuated by an electrifying and hauntingly beautiful rock score co-written by pop mastermind Duncan Sheik, this bold and touching drama captures the timeless and turbulent experience of transitioning from youth to adulthood, as a group of teenagers navigate the confusing and often troubled waters of adolescence and their budding sexuality. Based on Frank Wedekind's expressionist play that caused controversy in 1891 Germany, the show's sharply drawn characters grapple with issues like teen suicide, pregnancy and identity - tough topics that remain as relevant as ever - in this production of Spring Awakening at OnStage Atlanta in Scottdale.
   
War Paint  
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center War Paint
 
Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their rivalry was relentless and legendary. War Paint is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French. "...an uplifting feminist celebration...no matter how high you think you've risen, there's always someone looking to drag you down."