Current Issues

Encore is the official show program for:

The Fox Theatre

May 2024:  To Kill A Mockingbird 

 

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

May, 2024 

As the spring flowers continue to bloom in Atlanta, so does the music-making in Symphony Hall. This month, there are many exciting things to celebrate at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

May marks the official 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Read more about this exceptional ensemble’s history on page 14. Many of our alumni have gone on to impressive careers in music, on stage and off. A whopping eleven ASYO alumni have won blind auditions to play with the ASO. We couldn’t be prouder of them and the ASYO.

Alliance Theatre

May 2024: The Preacher’s Wife

In their fast-gentrifying Harlem neighborhood, Preacher Henry and his wife Julia struggle to keep their congregation going in the face of development. When all seems lost, Henry asks God for help, and receives it in the form of an angel. But will this mysterious newcomer really help or make matters worse? Through it all, Julia must find her voice and the strength to lead their congregation through the crisis, reminding them that a church is not a building, but the people who inhabit it and the love they share. Featuring an original score by actor, comedian, and writer Tituss Burgess (TV’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and a book by actress, producer, and writer Azie Dungey (TV’s Harlem), The Preacher’s Wife is a can’t-miss theatrical celebration of community, family, and faith.

The Atlanta Opera

April 2024: Die Walkure

The Ring Cycle, Wagner’s greatest masterpiece, continues with Die Walküre, the second epic installment in the Ring. The daughters of Wotan, ruler of the gods, serve as Valkyries tasked with guiding the souls of fallen warriors to Valhalla. But as scandal erupts, Wotan finds himself at odds with whom he most trusts. Greer Grimsley returns as the definitive Wotan in The Atlanta Opera’s new production of one of opera’s greatest triumphs.

Atlanta Ballet

May, 2024:  Liquid Motion 

Nighthawks
Acclaimed Choreographer-in-Residence Claudia Schreier’s groundbreaking ballet to The Jungle (Symphony No. 4) by award-winning jazz musician Wynton Marsalis will take you on a journey through musicality and inventive movement that reflects the complexities, diversity and fast pace of modern city life. From the music and choreography to the art and costumes, city flair will take center stage in this world premiere. Through exclusive artistic collaborations with Atlanta-based muralist Charity Hamidullah and costume designer Abigail Dupree-Polston, Nighthawks will embrace colorful palettes, abstract imagery and cosmopolitan influences, presenting a visual and harmonious narrative steeped in emotion, relationships and life.

Yellow
Brazilian artist Juliano Nunes, one of the world’s most sought-after young choreographers, will set his exhilarating new commission, Yellow, to one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major. The adagio tempo of the “Hammerklavier” will set the tone for Nunes’ distinctive, interconnected movement vocabulary, revealing minimal disturbances between the visual and the audible. Taking inspiration from the color yellow, its vibrancy and positivity, Nunes’ new work intertwines and reveals the different genres of his ideas. A classical transition into modern times, Yellow is a piece that reflects the growth, fluidity and continuation of life and relationships, highlighting the more we understand, the more we are able to progress.

 

Charlotte's Blumenthal Performing Arts

May, 2023: Hadestown

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy®Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always.

HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center

May, 2024: Frozen

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” FROZEN features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award® winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer) round out the creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.

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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

September/October, 2022

The fall season brings the return of our resident companies and a strong lineup of concerts, awards shows and comedians. September and October bring Chris D’Elia, Jim Jefferies, Atlanta Ballet, music legends Ringo Starr & Smokey Robinson, Ebi, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Rickey Smiley and tribute bands for The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

Rialto Center for the Arts

Spring 2020: Rialto Center for the Arts

In this issue, the Rialto hosts Grammy and Tony Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, political comedy from Capitol Steps, the GSU Opera Theatre presenting Susannah, Tom Scott with the GSU Jazz Band, and the queen of Afro-Peruvian soul Eva Ayllón.

GPB

November 2020: GPB Encore

Tune in beginning November 4, as Nature: Primates travels to 17 countries to introduce these fascinating creatures and share more about the ground-breaking discoveries scientists are making to safeguard their future.