If you’re like us, you can’t get enough theatre. And in the next few weeks, Atlanta venues are offering more than enough performances for local enthusiasts. Check out just a few of our top picks from our partner venues below!
The Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage
January 22-February 13
Dream Hou$e follows two Latina sisters on an HGTV-style reality show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera, one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past while the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. Written by Eliana Pipes, Dream Hou$e is the winner of the 2021/22 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Visit AllianceTheatre.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Pirates of Penzance
The Cobb Energy Centre
The iconic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta kicks off Atlanta Opera’s year at the Cobb Energy Centre. In The Pirates of Penzance, as Frederic enters the rank of full pirate at the end of his apprenticeship, he and his fellow pirates court the daughters of Major-General Stanley. A hilarious course of events ensues. It is a rollicking show featuring famous tunes, including the “Major-General’s Song,” “Oh, Better Far to Live and Die,” and “With Cat-Like Tread.” Visit AtlantaOpera.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Fox Theatre
This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). Visit TootsieMusical.com or FoxTheatre.org for tickets and more information.
The Alliance Theatre’s Coca-Cola Stage
The Alliance presents Toni Stone, Lydia R. Diamond’s play based on the true story of the first female athlete to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues. Against all odds, Toni blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, breaking through the limitations others placed on her, and creating her own set of rules. Toni Stone is a heartwarming and fascinating story of race, gender, and raw ambition. Visit www.AllianceTheatre.org for more information and to purchase tickets.