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Three’s company with holiday stagings at Aurora Theatre

 

web1_Aurora_Theatre_12_Dates_t670Aurora Theatre has a holiday show for every member of the family. See one, two or all three with PoshDealz discounted tickets.

Christmas Canteen is a nostalgic musical revue with traditional songs and more, a band and a merry group of singer-dancers. It runs in conjunction with the company’s Festival of Trees, and you can’t get much merrier than that.

Artistic director Anthony P. Rodriguez, meanwhile, uses his storytelling abilities for his traditional one-man A Christmas Carol.

Last, but certainly not least, Jaclyn Hofmann laces up her funny shoes to reprise The 12 Dates of Christmas. She’s plays a woman who, while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on TV, sees her scalawag of a fiancé kiss another woman. Things go downhill from there. Ouch! (Pictured: Hofmann)

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Meet Mammy before ‘GWTW’

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This week’s best bets: Nov. 20

If we had but one night out this weekend, we’d spend it at “Murder Ballad” (Actor’s Express), at the ASO, “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” (Out of Hand) or the intriguingly titled “Morgan Freeman Presents the Magic Negro and Other Blackness” (Dad’s Garage). How about you?

It’s a Whole New Scrooge

The 25th edition of the Alliance Theatre’s popular “A Christmas Carol” features a new Scrooge. Atlanta-based actor David de Vries takes over from Chris Kayser.

The Pursuit of Laughter

What do you do if you’re homeless at Christmastime? If you’re Kevin Gillese and Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, you hook up with your friend Susan V. Booth and put on a show.

(Video) Encore goes live with Dad’s Gillese on Nov. 24

Join Encore Atlanta for a live Google chat with Dad’s Garage Artistic Director Kevin Gillese at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24. At the very least you’ll be entertained. We promise.

This week’s best bets: Nov. 13

Topping our list this week: “Murder Ballad,” “Murder Ballad,” “Murder Ballad.” Plus, the ASO returns (if you can get a ticket) and Dad’s Garage opens the one-man “Morgan Freeman Presents …,” which looks at how the media represents black men, touching on everything from Dr. Seuss and Uncle Ben, to prison, white flight, Aunt Jemima and Black Jesus. Sounds intriguing, no? And ambitious.

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This week’s best bets: Nov. 6

Topping our list this week: Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s acclaimed “Elephant Man”; “Murder Ballad, opening this weekend at Actor’s Express; and “Madama Butterfly,” the season opener at The Atlanta Opera.


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