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"Dot" at True Colors Theatre
In Dot, True Colors Theatre Company and the Shealy family welcome you to Christmastime in urban West Philly. This holiday, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than celebration in mind. Dotty is struggling to hold onto her memory; her children are struggling to find a balance between caring for her and caring for themselves. Kenny Leon directs this gentle comedy by Colman Domingo, a piece that uses humor to look at issues surrounding aging parents and midlife crises. Recommended for age 15 and up (adult language).
"Peter Pan" at Serenbe Playhouse
For anyone of any age who refuses to grow up! Serenbe Playhouse invites you to set sail with Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and that pesky croc with this world premiere immersive pirate adventure. Beware the buccaneers' swords and prepare yourself for that magical place called Neverland. Wannabe pirates, Lost Boys and their grown-ups will watch it all unfold from the banks of a creek.
"Tarzan" at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Lyric Theatre swings into the stage version of Tarzan, based of course on Disney’s 1999 animated musical and Edgar Rice Burroughs' extended series of novels. This Tarzan features a score by rocker Phil Collins (including the Oscar-winning "You'll Be in My Heart," "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds") and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). Tarzan had a 15-month Broadway run in 2006/07.
"The Classic Show" at Whole World Theatre
Whole World Improv Theatre calls its Classic Improv Show "Atlanta's antidepressant since 1994." It's 90 minutes of improv scenes and games all conjured up on the spot from audience suggestions, performed by members of the company's Mainstage Actors and hosted by by of one of its fiiiiiiiine emcees (their spelling). Join in the hilarity, at Whole World's Spring Street home, at 9 p.m. Friday and/or 8 p.m. Saturday.
"The Color Purple" at Actor's Express
Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel bolts joyously to life at Actor's Express with its memorable music and characters. The Color Purple tells the  story of Celie, a Southern woman in the first half of the 20th century, who stares down adversity to find strength, love and the power of her own voice. The original Color Purple, as you might know, premiered at the Alliance Theatre in 2004, eventually running 17 months on Broadway. The more intimate version, which suits the Express space, had a 14-month Broadway run (2015-17) and won the Tony Award for best musical revival. At AE, Latrice Pace plays Celie, with Kevin Harry as Mister.
"The Seagull" at Serenbe Playhouse
Fame, love, justice, purpose. The people of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull all want something they can’t have. Join Serenbe Playhouse lakeside for a reimagined, contemporary take on the celebrated Russian dramatist's most action-packed tragicomedy. This outdoor, site-specific telling comes with Balkan music, dark humor, searing love triangles, absurd comedy and wild art. This Seagull is a bloodsport — a ruthless competition about who will command the stage, and how.
"The Sleepy Hollow Experience" at Serenbe Playhouse
The Sleepy Hollow Experience gallops into your quaking hearts for a sixth season, retelling its version of the Washington Irving spooktacular about Brom Bones, Ichabod Crane and Kristine van Tassel. Serenbe Playhouse's favorite fall fright fest is equal parts laughs and scares and is an immersive, site-specific piece that travels and has no seating (chairs and mobility assistance can be provided on request through the box office). American Theatre magazine named Serenbe's PG Sleepy Hollow one of the Top 5 Five Halloween plays in the country. Parents beware, it includes light sexual innuendo and a handful of scares.
"Titanic" at Serenbe Playhouse
Board Serenbe Playhouse's ship of dreams this summer (July-August) with its floating staging of Titanic, the 1997 Broadway musical that won five Tony awards, including best musical and best score. Serenbe's 40-member cast of characters includes the ship's lovestruck stoker; its introverted radioman; three Irish girls looking for new lives in a new country; a wealthy, card-playing widow; America's first multimillionaire, John Jacob Astor, and his scandalously young new wife; and Macy's wealthy co-owner Isidor Straus and his wife, Ida. Who will live? Who will not? This site-specific telling takes place on a three-story structure on Inn Lake that will be submerged nightly. Sail on, Titanic.
Aurora Theatre presents "Mamma Mia!" at the Ferst Center for the Arts
ABBA lives! The Swedish supergroup's music, a soundtrack for the 1970s and '80s, provides the framework for Mamma Mia!,
the story of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads. On the eve
of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover her dad's identity brings
three men from her mother’s past back into her life for the first time
in 20 years. And it all takes place on a Greek island. The score
includes "Take a Chance on Me," "Dancing Queen" "S.O.S." and a whole lot
more.
Encore Atlanta "Hamilton" program
It took Lin-Manuel Miranda six years to write Hamilton and almost 3 years for the show to make it from Broadway to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. Hamilton changed American musical theater, won 11 Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize, and still has everyone talking. Now you can have your own Hamilton keepsake — Encore Atlanta's official program — for much less than the price of a ticket. Learn why Hamilton matters, see photos from the show and meet the actors. History has never been so entertaining.
Lips Atlanta
For the ultimate in drag dining — yes, you read that right — Lips Atlanta is the place to be. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, promotion or divorce, expect a rip-roaring time and a quality meal. Lips, located on Buford Highway, does its best to shock you into laughter and applause as Atlanta's top drag queens perform a full stage show, with disco lighting and a club sound system. Reviewers have called the drag-dining spot "Ken and Barbie's Dream House on acid."