The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown features a high school grad who has everything a teenager wants: brains, a boyfriend, functional parents and an acceptance letter to the college of her choice. Her bags are packed, and she’s ready to take off, but for some reason, she can’t turn the key in the ignition. Before she can drive toward adulthood, it seems that Sam must come to terms with her parents’ expectations, her first love and a lost friendship. Kylie Brown plays Samantha, with Stephanie Friedman (Pluto at Actor’s Express) as her best friend and Wendy Melkonian as her mom. Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville gives this 2009 musical its regional premiere. Aurora is a great place to see theater — a beautiful space in a walkable downtown area with free parking.
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As spring sneaks into the city, plants are popping up at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, growing, woven into sculptures of every size and en masse in blankets of flowers. Get ready!
The rhyming writer, a cartoonist who illustrated his own books, will be celebrated Monday at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. He would have turned 110 on Sunday, March 3.
A former warehouse district tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge — and known by the name DUMBO — has become one of New York’s more intriguing spots.
Midtown is Atlanta’s heart, a place known for good food, great theater and exuberant nightlife.
History and Civil War buffs, get ready to be amazed. The Atlanta Cyclorama is marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta with expanded programming.
Hundreds of years will be on display, in myriad ways, at the Atlanta History Center this year. There’s plenty to discover between now and June, on and off the center’s 33-acre Buckhead campus. Read on for some highlights.
Garrison Keillor and his radio variety show, “The Prairie Home Companion,” return to the Fox Theatre on May 17.
Topping our list this weekend: “Great Gatsby” at GET, True Colors’ “Race,” Audra McDonald with the ASO, Atlanta Opera’s “Faust” and your last chance to see Synchronicity’s “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.” If you make Sunday plans, don’t forget we spring forward this weekend and lose an hour of sleep to gain an hour of sunlight.
The final two pieces to Horizon Theatre’s 30th anniversary season are the Beethoven-meets-bluegrass musical “Cowgirls” and the world premiere of “Right On” by Darren Canady.
Opened in 1929, nearly demolished and dramatically rescued in the the 1970s, the Fox Theatre has been on a roll as it nears its official 85th birthday this year.
The Alliance Theatre’s 2014-15 season will include seven world premieres, including two musicals, and new plays from Atlanta playwrights Pearl Cleage and Phillip DePoy, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway.
“Red Badge of Courage,” a stage version of Stephen Crane’s epic Civil War novel, opens tonight at 7 Stages. Encore Atlanta invites you to go backstage live … tonight … via Google Hangout … before the curtain.
Say hello to “The Great Gatsby” at GET, “Race” at True Colors and “Red Badge of Courage” at 7 Stages. Say goodbye to “Shakespeare’s R&J” at Fabrefaction, closing Sunday. Mix in the symphony and the opera, and have yourself a blast.
When the indie film “Once” made it to the United States in 2007, you’d have been hard-pressed to imagine it as the stuff of Broadway musicals. But it did become a stage musical, one that won eight Tony awards.