Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre has announced updates to its 2020/21 season, including a new “Under The Tent” series to provide more socially-distanced performance options.  The “Under the Tent” series will include a concert staging of the Broadway hit WORKING: A MUSICAL, as well as concert-style performances of BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD LIVE and SONGS TO GROW ON for youth and families.  The tent will be erected on Callaway Plaza adjacent to the Alliance Theatre’s home at the Woodruff Arts Center. 

“Our Under the Tent series offers inspiring entertainment, socially distanced seating, CDC-recommended safety protocols, and – most importantly – a step back toward sharing theatre together as artists and audience,” said Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director.

Safety precautions

Following the success of the Alliance’s drive-in production of A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, the “Under the Tent” series will utilize enhanced COVID safety procedures including open-air performance, socially distanced seating in two- and four-person pods, contactless entry, and required use of face masks.  Visit their FAQs for additional details.

Adjusted performances

To accommodate these changes and due to continuing circumstances related to COVID-19, the following previously announced productions are being adjusted. HANDS UP will move to the 2021/22 season and will open the Hertz Stage in Fall 2021.  TONI STONE will also move to the 2021/22 season with timing to be determined.  ACCIDENTAL HEROES has been cancelled at this time but may be reprogrammed in another season. DATA, winner of the 2021 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, will be available to stream in May on the Alliance’s streaming platform Alliance Theatre Anywhere. 

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