This weekend's best bets: April 24

“Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life” at the Alliance is a sure thing, but we dare you to also take an adventure this weekend. Check out “Mariela in the Desert” (Aurora Theatre), “Letters to Sala” (Stage Door Players & Company J) or “Topdog/Underdog” (the newish Song of Karibu company). Yup, we double dog dare you.

Read More

This weekend's best bets: April 17

Last call for Out of Hand’s “Blackberry Winter” (this go-round) and Theatrical Outfit’s much-praised “Dividing the Estate.” Maurice Hines keeps on tappin’ at the Alliance, meanwhile, with the timely, truth-based “Letters to Sala” and the Atlanta Opera’s “The Barber of Seville” coming up.

Read More

This weekend's best bets: April 3

Say hello to “Dividing the Estate” (Theatrical Outfit), “Macbeth” with Veronika Duerr (Shakespeare Tavern), “Annie” (Atlanta Lyric) and “Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life” (Alliance). Say goodbye to “Samantha Brown” (Aurora). If you’re in a classical mood, the ASO offers short and long programs.

Read More

CIRCLE OF LIFE

Although “The Lion King” has been on the road since 2002, it’s one of the most complicated ever to take on a national tour. The North American company travels in 18 trucks; 14 are tractor-trailers that haul duplicates of everything: sets, lighting, puppets, etc.

Read More