Shows In Theatre Now

Paul McParland December 26, 2009 1

ASO New Year’s Eve
12/31/2009 to 12/31/2009
A classy way to ring in the New Year as two-time Grammy Award-winner Sylvia McNair returns to Symphony Hall with selections from the Great American Songbook including Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more. Michael Krajewski leads the Orchestra in selections of your favorite light classics to round out this special evening.
Tickets available day on Dec 30 only!
Company: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Price: $30.00 – $68.00
Box Office: 404-733-5000
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New Year’s Eve Bash!
12/31/2009 to 12/31/2009
Shows, buffet, drink specials, raffle and auction, champagne toast at midnight, and dancing ’til dawn!
The hottest NYE ticket in town is also the best bang for your buck! Ring in the new year with PushPush Theater at New Street!
Company: PushPush Theater
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $50.00
Box Office: 404-377-6332
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Laughing Matters @ Manuel’s Tavern
01/02/2010
General Improv, 1st Saturday of each month
Company: Laughing Matters
Price: $12.00
Box Office: 404-225-5000
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The Shoemaker and the Elves
11/17/2009 to 01/03/2010
Adapted by Bobby Box & Lorna Howley
Directed by Michael Haverty
2009-10 Family Series
Mel and Tootsie Footmeyer have kept their shoe store open for 42 years, but business is not booming as it once had, and this year may prove to be the last. What can they do? Enter Frankie and Gino, two bumbling, lovable elves who have nothing but time on their hands and a burning desire to build, build, build! Come join the fun as Santa’s shoe artists help the Footmeyers spread good cheer all around New York City. Expect exciting celebrity appearances and swinging big band music to keep the holiday spirit hopping.
Company: Center for Puppetry Arts
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $16.00
Box Office: 404-881-5132
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Santaland Diaries
11/27/2009 to 01/03/2010
Now celebrating its 11th SMASH year!
The outrageous holiday comedy, written by NPR comic genius David Sedaris, stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Clause who recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s Department Store elf.
AtlanTIX Rix available now for Dec 19 @ 6pm only
Company: Horizon Theatre Company
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $32.40
Box Office: 404-584-7450
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Sanders Family Christmas
11/25/2009 to 01/03/2010
Playwright: Connie Ray / conceived by Alan Baily
Director: Karen Howell and Alan Kilpatrick
A lively event that has become a family destination in the holiday season. The beloved Sanders Family (of Smoke On The Mountain and Mount Pleasant Homecoming) are dealing with the beginning of WW II and its effects on the gospel singing clan. A fun show for the whole family!
Company: Theatre in the Square
Price: $25.00 – $35.00
Box Office: 770-422-8369
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A Tuna Christmas
11/20/2009 to 01/03/2010
Playwright: Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams
Director: Ed Howard
Christmas is coming to Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. In this Suzi Award nominated show, you’ll meet more than 20 different colorful characters of all ages and genders getting ready for the holiday activities at a whirlwind Texas pace. Be sure to reserve your seats early for this popular holiday comedy. Featuring Steve Hudson (All The King’s Men) and William S. Murphey (Room Service and The Poetry of Pizza). For ages 16 years and up because of a little bit of cussin’, y’all.
“This show is a hoot”.
NY Times
Company: Theatre in the Square
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $25.00 – $30.00
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Woodland Cinderella
01/5/2009 to 01/10/2010
In this new version of the classic story, Cinderella is a fairy who lives with her stepmother and stepsister in an enormous old Oak Tree. The King of all woodland fairies wants his son to marry a fairy princess, but none can be found! The Prince is looking for someone who is kind and good, so the King hosts a great ball and commands that every single fairy maiden in the land must attend. Only he knows the secret to identifying the true fairy princess!
Company: Center for Puppetry Arts
Price: $16.00
Box Office: 404.873.3391
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Mozart & Beethoven with Donald Runnicles & Robert Levin
01/07/2010 to 01/10/2010
Principal Guest Conductor Runnicles leads the resplendent piano concerto by Mozart, performed by the gifted Mozart interpreter and scholar Mr. Levin, and the landmark “Pastorale” Symphony by Beethoven. Leavening the mix is a heavenly orchestral score by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis.
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 18
AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6
Company: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $20.00 – $75.00
Box Office: 404-733-5000
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A King Celebration Concert
01/14/2010 to 01/14/2010
In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the ASO and its collaborative partners present an internationally broadcast concert that highlights the musical contributions of African-American artists and compositions which reflect the African-American experience. Wynton Marsalis’s new symphonic work, Blues Symphony, celebrating the blues through the prism of different moments in American history, will be presented on the program.
Company: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Price: $20.00 – $90.00
Box Office: 404-733-5000
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Laura Gordy, piano; Laura Ardan, clarinet; Brice Andrus, French horn, Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Noontime Series
01/15/2010 to 01/15/2010
Frederic Chopin/Robert Schumann Bicentennial Celebration Series.
Pianist Laura Gordy plays solo Chopin; clarinetist Laura Ardan and French hornist Brice Andrus play Schumann.
Company: Arts at Emory
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $0.00
Box Office: 404-727-5050
Christian McBride and Inside Straight
01/16/2010 to 01/16/2010
Grammy Award winning Christian McBride is not only a master of the acoustic and electric bass. He is also recognized widely as a composer and leading voice for jazz’s place among America’s treasures. While he has made a name for himself accompanying the varied likes of McCoy Tyner, Sting, Kathleen Battle, and Diana Krall, McBride’s own recordings of original compositions and invigorating covers of standards reveal the breadth of his artistry. Now, this remarkable talent comes to the Rialto with his all-star combo, Inside Straight.
Company: Rialto Center for the Arts
Price: $32.00 – $56.00
Box Office: 404-413-9849
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Annie
01/13/2010 to 01/17/2010
“America’s most beloved family musical, ANNIE, is back in an exciting 30th anniversary tour,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “We are delighted that a whole new generation can experience this classic musical about never giving up hope! And as is our custom, we are adding 25 local girls to the production to make it even more fun. Join us for the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie when it returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta for 8 performances from January 13-17, 2010. ANNIE, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of ANNIE to Broadway in 1977. Tony Award winning set designer, Ming Cho Lee, has created a fresh look for this new production.
Company: Theater of the Stars
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $20.00 – $60.00
Box Office: 800-982-2787
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Improv Revolution – Thursday Night Improv
12/31/2009 and  1/7/2010
The future of yesterday’s improv tomorrow – today! Revolving improv formats, fresh faces and big ideas mark our ever–changing Thursday night testing ground for innovative and new improvisers. In addition to catching first glimpse at our brightest upcoming talent (The Nonsemble), this is your chance to catch the planting and growing of The Ensemble’s latest improv seeds. Shows this year include: Micetro (an improv rat–race), Sneak Preview (see the movie before it hits the big screen), State Tribute (a very un–historical account of our fair country), An Evening With (a full evening with a different ensemble member each week), and Couch Party (good time hang–outs with Lucky Yates and pals).
Discount tickets for this show are available thru AtlanTIX online and at the booths. Click on Discount Tickets on the blue bar above to see list of tickets available online today.
Company: Dad’s Garage
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $10.00
Box Office: 404-523-3141
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Bang on a Can All-Stars & Glenn Kotche, percussion, Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series
01/22/2010 to 01/22/2010
Part classical ensemble, part rock band, part jazz band, the Bang on a Can All-Stars have established an international reputation for their unparalleled performances of music from the cutting edge. Heralded by The Chicago Tribune for his “unfailing taste, technique and discipline,” Glenn Kotche’s eclectic performances and original compositions have explored the creative use of rhythm and space through various projects in percussion.
Company: Arts at Emory
Price: $20.00 – $50.00
Box Office: 404-727-5050
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Ask Dr. Frapples – Friday NIght Improv
1/1/2010 and 1/8/2010
Lie down on the couch, relax, and let Dr. Bob Frapples put your mind at ease. A Dear Abby-style improv show, audience members pose personal questions to Dr. Bob that he will answer in front of their very eyes. With the help of his grad students acting out possible solutions along the way, Dr. Bob is sure to cure what ails ya!
This show is not appropriate for anyone not old enough to experience adult humor…or anyone that just doesn’t like it.
Discount tickets for this show are available thru AtlanTIX online and at the booths. Click on Discount Tickets on the blue bar above to see list of tickets available online today.
Company: Dad’s Garage
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $12.00
Box Office: 404-523-3141
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TheatreSports – Saturday Night Improv
1/2/2010 and 1/9/2010
Our longest running improv show and an audience favorite for years, TheatreSports is a fast–paced improv competition featuring the best improvisers in the city. Consisting of two teams, a host/referee, judges to boo and hiss, and the infamous scum box – TheatreSports will have you in hysterics and in on the fun.
Discount tickets for this show are available thru AtlanTIX online and at the booths. Click on Discount Tickets on the blue bar above to see list of tickets available online today.
Company: Dad’s Garage
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $15.00
Box Office: 404-523-3141
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Spano Leads Sibelius Treasures, Jean-Yves Thibaudet Performs Khachaturian
01/21/2010 to 01/23/2010
Thibaudet’s athletic grace is a perfect match for the robust and energetic Piano Concerto by Khachaturian. Finlandia and the First Symphony by Sibelius, evoking windswept Scandinavian rocks and forests, make a thought-provoking contrast.
KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1
Company: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Price: $20.00 – $75.00
Box Office: 404-733-5000
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Murder, She Improvised
01/02/2010 to 02/20/2010
Something is afoot at The Sunny Arse Hotel! And only Sir John Holmes can get to the bottom of these devious (and hilarious) murder mysteries. Will his keen mind and the audience’s help be enough? Probably not! But join us for a new mystery every week to find out
Company: Dad’s Garage
Price: $13.00 – $15.00
Box Office: 404-523-3141
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Capitol Steps
01/23/2010 to 01/23/2010
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and institutions that employed them. Although not all of the current members are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate experience. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday specials.
Company: Rialto Center for the Arts
Price: $32.00 – $56.00
Box Office: 404-413-9849
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The Canterbury Tales
01/01/2010 to 01/31/2010
Join us for a medieval romp through boisterous and bawdy olde England. Drawing on the Celtic British influences of Geoffrey Chaucer’s writing, this hilarious adaptation reintroduces the tales in forms ranging from classical to spaghetti Western! We’ve got two new tales to tickle your fancy!
Company: The New American Shakespeare Tavern
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $12.00 – $35.00
Box Office: 404-874-5299
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My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
01/22/2010 to 02/14/2010
Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson
Book by Todd Olson
Four Singers and live musicians take you on a trip down memory lane to honor on of the world’s greatest performers!
“Sinatra said that the secret of his success was to sing great songs. My Way offers some of the greatest music of the 20th century in a smart, tight production that has broad appeal. Every night the audience is on their feet cheering.”–Marc Masterson, Artistic Director, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville
Company: The Legacy Theatre
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $0.00
Box Office: 404-895-1473
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
01/15/2010 to 01/31/2010
Follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy through the wardrobe and into Narnia where they fight the evil White Witch with the help of the great lion, Aslan.
Company: The Towne Lake Arts Center
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $0.00
Box Office: 678-494-4251
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William Ransom, piano, Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series
01/24/2010 to 01/24/2010
Frederic Chopin/Robert Schumann Bicentennial Celebration Series. Pianist William Ransom plays solo works of Chopin and Schumann’s “Piano Quintet” with the Vega String Quartet.
Company: Arts at Emory
Price: $15.00 – $20.00
Box Office: 404-727-5050
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Men of Mah Jongg
01/07/2010 to 01/24/2010
In this endearing comedy about lasting friendship, four aging Jewish men clash during their poker game until they secretly trade their cards for a mah-jongg set. As they play the traditionally female game, they find themselves coming to terms with grief, mortality, and their “more sensitive sides.” In the tradition of the ’09 hit Southern Comforts, this charming tale will tickle your spirits and warm your heart.
By Richard Atkins
Directed by James Donadio
SOUTHEASTERN PREMIERE
Company: Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Price: $17.00 – $33.00
Box Office: 770-641-1260
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Plaza Suite
01/08/2010 to 02/06/2010
One of Neil Simon’s most popular and celebrated plays, Plaza Suite is a three-act play that details the misadventures of three very different couples as they face crucial moments in their respective lives – all in the same hotel room in the famous Plaza Hotel. In Act One, a suburban couple takes the suite while their house is being painted. It turns out to be the same suite they honeymooned in years ago – but was yesterday their anniversary, or today?? The second act features a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a high school sweetheart who, over the years, has idolized him from afar, but who is now more than he bargained for! The final act finds a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their soon-to-be-married daughter out of the locked bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await the nuptials. Plaza Suite has been a hit with audiences for over 30 years due to its poignant and comic look at marriage, relationships, and the games that couples play. It’s an evening of comedy and reflection not to be missed.
Company: The Rosewater Theatre
Price: $17.12 – $19.26
Box Office: 770-640-5500
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Rainforest Adventures
01/12/2010 to 03/07/2010
Experience a day in the life of more than 30 exotic plants and animals in the amazing Amazon rainforest. An anaconda slithers through the shrubs, bats beat their wings in a glorious evening ballet, and howler monkeys swing to the beat of Brazilian drums against the backdrop of a lush paradise. Escape to the tropics in this entertaining and educational peek at this vital ecosystem!
See Website for full list of showtimes.
Company: Center for Puppetry Arts
Suitability: Family Friendly
Price: $11.20 – $16.00
Box Office: 404-873-3391
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Avenue X
01/13/2010 to 02/02/2010
Listen as the sizzling sounds of doo-wop and R&B collide on a street corner in 1960’s Brooklyn in this revolutionary a cappella musical – the story of two young men who search their divided community for harmony… in more than just their music.
Music by Ray Leslee
Book and Lyrics by John Jiler
Company: Alliance Theatre
Price: $25.00 – $45.00
Box Office: 404-733-5000
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Good Boys and True
01/14/2010 to 02/13/2010
It’s the 1980s and the boys at St. Joe’s Prep School are clean cut, well bred, Ivy League-bound – and having a lot of sex. When a scandal involving one little videotape threatens to grow beyond closed-door whispers to engulf the entire school, the ugly underpinnings of an elite machine threaten to give way. As one mother struggles to glean fact from fiction, she finds herself face to face with truths about her perfect son and their privileged existence. From one of the writers of the HBO hit “Big Love.”
Company: Actor’s Express
Suitability: Mature Content
Price: $15.00 – $30.00
Box Office: 404.607.7469
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