Ever seen a ballerina pop, glide and moon walk? You may get your chance next April at the Atlanta Ballet. The corps de ballet, in collaboration with Big Boi of Outkast and artists from Purple Ribbon Entertainment, will present an evening of dance combining the muscular artistry of the ballet with hip hop music. “This […]
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the only U.S. orchestra to simultaneously perform and operate in two major amphitheatres: the 6,500-seat Chastain Park Amphitheater and the new 7,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta’s Encore Park for the Arts…
By Koye Berry Norb Joerder, director of Theater of the Stars’ (TOTS) production of Oklahoma!, wants audiences to experience the show as if it were the first time. The audience will see Agnes de Mille’s original Broadway choreography, set on the dancers by choreographer Gemze de Lappe, a de Mille protégé. “We’re striving to go […]
The castles that once lined Peachtree Street vanished long ago. So did the Loew’s Grand, where Gone With the Wind premiered. The Fox Theatre was scheduled for demolition in 1974, but an ardent civic campaign raised the funds to purchase the historic building and established Atlanta Landmarks Inc. to restore and manage the non-profit theater.
Live shows often move audiences to levels of exuberance that screen versions, no matter how well acted, rarely achieve. When Mamma Mia! the movie opens on the big screen this summer, some moviegoers may leave the theater humming the seductive, familiar tunes from the ’70s pop group ABBA that inspired the popular Broadway musical, but it’s doubtful they’ll be dancing out to the parking lot.