WELCOME TO OUR weekly curated column. Feature photo: Still from the classic film Casablanca.
This weekend only
Casablanca with the ASO. June 14 & 15. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the 1942 cinematic classic on the big screen with a live score performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Tickets and info on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra website.
Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival. June 14 – June 16. The Home Depot Backyard @ Mercedes Benz Stadium. Observed since 1866, this year’s Juneteenth celebration will move to the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Numerous vendors will offer cuisine, art, books, cosmetics, and more! The weekend’s celebrations will also include a parade and music performances. Read more on the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival website.
Jump. Through June 23. Actor’s Express. Reeling from the death of her mother, twenty-something Fay visits a bridge that spans a deep gorge, which usually attracts tourists, joggers, and other wandering souls. Though Fay is only looking for a quiet place to seek solace, she instead finds a journey of self-discovery. Lights will flicker and hearts will heal in the whimsically theatrical world of Jump. Who knows what surprises will literally fall from the sky. Info on the Actor’s Express website. Get discounted tickets on Poshdealz.com.
The Cake. Through June 23. Horizon Theatre. Della, a North Carolina baker and devout Christian, is excited to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter… until she learns that the intended is another bride. After learning this, Della struggles to reconcile her deeply-held beliefs and the love she has for a woman she helped raise. The playwright Bekah Brunstetter (who also writes for TV’s “This is Us”) was inspired by the story about a baker in a similar position that is still in the headlines. This hilarious and touching new play shows that common ground can be found on the basis of love. Tickets and info on the Horizon Theatre website.
Oliver! Through June 23. Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The Atlanta Lyric Theatre brings the streets of Victorian England to life! Oliver, an orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. When Oliver escapes to London he finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets until taken in by a benevolent benefactor and has the chance to know the true love of a family. This classic Tony and Olivier Award-winning show based on the Charles Dickens classic novel is widely regarded as a true theatrical masterpiece. Info and tickets on the Atlanta Lyric Theatre website.
Five Guys Named Moe.Through June 30. Theatrical Outfit. Get ready for this musical tribute to R&B pioneer Louis Jordan, whose slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the ‘50s. See the story of down-on-his-luck Nomax as he’s listening to the radio in the wee hours of the morning. Five guys — Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe — materialize and encourage Nomax to shake off the blues and seize the day. Louis Jordan’s chart-topping tunes like, “Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Baby,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” and “Knock Me a Kiss,” put Nomax, and audiences, onto the road toward bliss. Tickets and info on the Theatrical Outfit website.
Hands of Color. Through June 30. Synchronicity Theatre. When Thomas unexpectedly becomes part of Robert’s family, he gains a new identity and is forced to consider the world from a new perspective. This funny and powerful new play examines what it’s like when your world is turned upside down, and boldy asking questions about redemption and forgiveness. Don’t miss Synchronicity’s special events: including Inside Scoop! (engage in a post-show discussion coupled with a scoop of free ice cream), Industry Night (PWYC) (theatre industry professionals pay-what-you-can), PWYC Wednesdays (every Wednesday night performance, pay-what-you-can for your ticket), Free Drink Friday! (each ticket holder gets a drink voucher good for any beverage of their choice). Tickets and more info on the Synchronicity Theatre website.