WELCOME TO OUR weekly curated column. Feature photo: The Fox Theatre will soon welcome film lovers for the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Photo by Kate Awtrey Photography.
Max Makes a Million. Through July 21. Alliance Theatre. This theatrical adaptation of Maira Kalman’s one-of-a-kind book Max Makes A Million includes poetry, dance, jazz, and visual art. Celebrated theatre artist Liz Diamond adapted and directed the show, which follows Max Stravinsky, a beat-poet dog, on his journey to Paris to celebrate those wishful thinkers who dare to dream beyond what seems possible. In collaboration with this Alliance Theatre show, the High Museum of Art presents The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children, a colorful exhibition exploring the imaginative stories and illustrations that Kalman has brought to readers of the past 30 years. Tickets and information on the Alliance Theatre website.
Driving Miss Daisy. Georgia Ensemble Theatre @ Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Through July 21. Georgia Ensemble Theatre remounts their hit production at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University! The well-known story is set in mid-20th century Atlanta. Driving Miss Daisy is the story of Southern matron Daisy Werthan and her chauffeur Hoke Colburn and their friendship that unfolds over 25 years of loss, racial tension, and love. This much-beloved story of an unlikely friendship is the play most associated with Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s late Artistic Director and Co-founder Bob Farley, and this production, directed by his daughter Laurel Crowe, was a tribute to him. Tickets and information on the Georgia Ensemble Theatre website.
Hair. Serenbe Playhouse. Through August 18. Serenbe Playhouse closes out their tenth anniversary season with this genre-defining rock musical, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the show’s original ground-breaking Broadway run. Though the use of profanity and depiction of drug use drew some controversy to the show, the Broadway premiere was met with an overwhelmingly positive response. Many of its songs became anti-war anthems in the peace movement during the Vietnam War. Serenbe’s production is sure to bring its usual wonder to this iconic show! Tickets and more information on the Serenbe Playhouse website.
Coca-Cola Film Festival. Select dates. Fox Theatre.
Don’t miss this year’s screenings of timeless classics and special sing-a-long events. Read more about the festival and special events on our overview of films and special events!
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:00 p.m.: Disney’s The Little Mermaid sing-along
Sunday, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m.: To Kill a Mockingbird
Sunday, July 21 @ 2:00 p.m.: Mary Poppins sing-along
Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 a.m.: Saturday Morning Cartoons
Saturday, July 27 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Princess Bride
Sunday, August 25 @ 2:00 p.m.: The Wizard of Oz