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"Disney’s Beauty and the Beast" at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Lyric Theatre invites you to be its guest for a June staging of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway original, based on the 1991 Oscar-winning animated (score) feature film, ran for more than 13 years and earned nine Tony Award nominations, winning for best costumes. You likely know this tale as old as time: The bookish, beautiful Belle encounters a despondent Beast who must learn to love and be loved to break a curse. The Alan Menken-Howard Ashman-Tim Rice score includes "Something There," "Human Again," "Be Our Guest" and the title song.
"Don Pasquale" at The Atlanta Opera
The Atlanta Opera presents a modern production set in the golden era of Hollywood. There, Don Pasquale is an aging silent film star at the sunset of his career. He sets off to find a wife and heir to his fortune but weds a widowed gold digger who's conspiring with his nephew. The comic tale includes a chorus of servants dressed as Hollywood film stars. This is the first time The Atlanta Opera is performing this bel canto piece. Bass-baritone Burak Bilgili (2013’s The Italian Girl in Algiers) plays the title role. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
"Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)" at Actor's Express
Actor's Express takes on Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3), an acclaimed trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) and one of the most celebrated American plays of the past decade. Father won off-Broadway’s 2015 Obie Award for playwriting and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The plot updates Homer’s The Odyssey to the American Civil War, mixing history, hip-hop and contemporary language, in telling the story of a slave named Hero, who's offered his freedom if he’ll fight for the Confederacy.
"Firebird" at the Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Ballet, in April 2017, under the leadership of new artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin, pays homage to three of the most inventive choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The bill features Firebirdby Yuri Possokhov, Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine and Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián. Atlanta Ballet performs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Four performances only!
"Gennadi’s Choice" at the Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Ballet continues its season with Gennadi's Choice, a triple bill designed to celebrate the timeless beauty and power of ballet. The March program, curated by Atlanta Ballet’s new artistic director, Gennadi Nedvigin, explores the evolution and transformative nature of dance with selections ranging from the 19th-century masterpiece Paquita to Vespertine by famed British choreographer Liam Scarlett, to a brand-new work that emerging choreographer Gemma Bond will create on Atlanta Ballet. The Gemma Bond piece is a world premiere. Four performances only.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Lyric Theatre stages Jesus Christ Superstar, the first show from the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).
The 1971 rock opera, born as a concept album, follows the last seven
days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, a social and political rebel. The
title — Superstar — suggests a parallel to today's celebrity
worship. The Tony-nominated score features "What's the Buzz,"
"Everything's Alright," "Gethsemane" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him."
Performed at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in the Cobb Civic Center.
"Million Dollar Quartet" at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
The 2010 musical Million Dollar Quartet features the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, and is inspired by the famous recording session that brought them together for the first and only time in Memphis in December 1956. Their memorable jam session took place at Sun Records studios, which provides the setting for this show and a reason to rock and roar through a song list that includes “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hound Dog," among others. This Atlanta Lyric staging is a co-production with Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
"Sweep" at Aurora Theatre
Aurora Theatre presents the world premiere of Sweep, a femme-fantasy story by up-and-coming Latina playwright Georgina H. Escobar. Her adventure follows two sisters trying to reset history’s imperfections by hunting biblical and modern-day targets through alternate realities called the multiverse. Dive into Escobar's fanciful splintered world of strange imaginings. The trip lasts a quick 90 minutes and has no intermission. A big bonus at Aurora in Lawrenceville: Free, covered parking in a city garage attached to the theater.
"The Classic Show" at Whole World Theatre
Whole World Improv Theatre call 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 Legend of Georgia McBride" at Actor's Express
The Legend of Georgia McBride asks, “What do you do when your Elvis act gets the ax?” For a man named Casey, who has a pregnant wife, an empty bank account and an eviction notice, it means trading your jumpsuit for sequins and strutting your stuff as the Florida Panhandle’s newest drag queen. This musical comedy, described by The New York Times as “a stitch-in-your-side funny, first-rate production full of sass and good spirits,” is the work of Matthew Lopez, the playwright behind the much more serious Civil War drama The Whipping Man (seen at the Alliance Theatre in 2013).
"Tosca" at Peach State Opera

Love, lust, lies and betrayal propel the melodramatic action of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, as performed by Peach State Opera. Peach State is a touring company that serves small communities in Georgia and surrounding states. It produces condensed, family-friendly versions of classic operas in English. This Tosca is scheduled to visit Perimeter College at Georgia State University in Clarkston.

"Turandot" at The Atlanta Opera
Puccini’s epic tale centers around the Princess Turandot, who decapitates each suitor who fails to answer her riddles. When the character Calaf falls in love with her, he heroically wins her ghastly game and proposes a riddle of his own. Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova, who made his Atlanta debut as Rodolfo in La bohème, sings the role of Calaf for the first time. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Out Front Theatre Season Ticket
Check out Out Front Theatre Company, a new face on the metro Atlanta arts scene. The company tells stories of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intergender, Allied) experience and community. Its three-show season begins in October with the 2011 Broadway musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 film about two drag queens and a transsexual who take a road trip across the Australian Outback. It continues in February with A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle, a 2013 drama about a 4-year-old boy who likes Cinderella better than GI Joe, which complicates his admission to a coveted Manhattan pre-school. It ends in May with The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, playwright Paul Rudnick's comic take on the Creation story. Out Front performs in the former Fabrefaction Theatre space at 999 Brady Ave. in West Midtown.