Looking for something cultural to do this weekend and beyond? Here are Encore Atlanta’s recommendations (in alphabetical order). Pictured: The “Big Spemder” scene from “Sweet Charity” at Aurora Theatre. 

The Addams Family. ONE WEEK ONLY. Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch come to life on the stage in this musical, retooled since its Broadway run. Come and meet the family — they’ll leave the lights off for you. A Theater of the Stars production. 8 p.m. Aug. 14-19; 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $23-$58. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 1.855.285.8499. FOR AN INSIDE LOOK, meet actor Douglas Sills, who plays Gomez. For  discounts, visit PoshDealz.com.

The Adventures of High John the Conqueror. FINAL WEEKEND. A family-friendly evening of stories and music that celebrates one of America’s earliest and least-known folk heroes. Written and directed by Rob Cleveland. Featuring Cleveland and Eric J. Little. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20; $10 students and children. Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W. Tickets HERE or at 877.725.9949. For discounts, visit PoshDealz.com.

Anton in Show Business. A comedy (right) that follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar wonderland that looks a lot like American theater. It has to do with Texas and Chekhov and a lot of other stuff. Directed by Veronika Duerr, with a cast that includes Taylor M. Dooley, Kelly Criss and Jaclyn Hofmann. 2 p.m. Saturday; and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Aug. 20-21. $15. Weird Sisters Productions at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E. Tickets, details HERE or at 404.874.5299.

Peter Pan. FINAL WEEKEND. The boy who won’t grow up takes flight in this Theater of the Stars presentation with Cathy Rigby re-creating the title role. “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized,” The New York Times says. Broadway regular Brent Barrett is Captain Hook. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $23-$58. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 1.855.285.8499. For an INSIDE LOOK, meet Brent Barrett, who doubles as Mr. Darling and Captain Hook. For  discounts, visit PoshDealz.com.

Donna Biscoe and Enoch King in "Sheddin' " at Horizon Theatre Company.

Sheddin’. The next chapter in the life of empty-nesters Walt and Ruthie (from 2009’s A Cool Drink a Water). They’re preparing to welcome home son Trane, a rising hip-hop artist. The critics: “familiar and refreshing … but, like water, can sometimes leave you wanting something more”; “an expertly crafted atmosphere of enormous dramatic potential … turning it into real drama proves difficult”;  “extraordinary and singular in its use of language.” Through Aug. 19. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 3 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $20 HERE  or at 404.584.7540. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E.

Sweet Charity. Aurora Theatre gives this show the chamber musical treatment with a cast of nine led by New York-based Rebecca Simon (as Charity) and Canton native Trent Blanton, her husband, as the many loves in Charity’s life. Directed by Sean Daniels, founder and former artistic director of Dad’s Garage Theater Company. The Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields score includes “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” Through Sept. 2. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Discount matinee at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 ($16). Regularly $25-$35. 153 Crogan St., Lawrenceville (free parking deck attached to theater). Tickets HERE or at 678.226.6222. For discounts, visit PoshDealz.com.

Time Between Us. REGIONAL PREMIERE. Serenbe Playhouse wraps its third season with one of the don’t-miss events of the summer. This new musical, about best friends who plan to have it all, comes from the New York team of Tess Barker and Brett Schrier. It spans 30 years in the lives of Morgan and Matthew — their friendship, their sacrifices and their dreams. Justin Anderson directs. The cast: Brian Clowdus and Laura Floyd. Through Aug. 18. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. $15-$25. In the Serenbe Stables. Serenbe is in Chattahoochee Hills, west of Palmetto, about 30 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Details, tickets, directions: www.serenbeplayhouse.com or 770.436.1110. For discounts, visit PoshDealz.com.


Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s managing editor, has been seeing, covering or working in the performing arts for most of her life. Please email: kathy@atlantametropub.com.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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