Current Issues

Encore is the official show program for:

The Fox Theatre

December  2022: Anastasia

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

December 2022 

Alliance Theatre

December 2022: A Gift of Love with Adam L. McKnight

Spend an evening with acclaimed musician Adam L. McKnight on a musical journey through uplifting original songs, R&B classics, and holiday favorites. Drawing from his experiences as a back-up vocalist and studio musician for the likes of Elton John, CeeLo Green, Train, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan, Bonnie Raitt, Zac Brown Band, and many more, Adam is an entertainer and storyteller who puts his heart and soul into every song he performs. From R&B to Gospel to Pop, Adam will delight audiences with a selection of hits for all musical tastes.

The Atlanta Opera

November 2022: Madama Butterfly

Cultures collide when an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki decides to take a Japanese wife. Cio-Cio-San—fifteen years old and in love—dreams of her new life with the handsome young officer. Renouncing her culture and her family to become a proper American wife, she settles into his home overlooking Nagasaki Harbor and waits for his ship to return. Featuring Yasko Sato as Cio-Cio-San and Gianluca Terranova as Pinkerton singing one of the most exquisitely beautiful works in the repertoire. Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Julius Ahn, and Allen Michael Jones also join the cast and The Atlanta Opera Orchestra, led by Timothy Myers. Tomer Zvulun directs.

Atlanta Ballet

December 2022: The Nutcracker

Atlanta Ballet’s newest version of The Nutcracker will be performed at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in December of 2022. This production premiered in 2018 and features state-of-the-art technology combined with lavish sets and costumes creating an immersive fantasy world befitting the most popular ballet of all time. Based on the original book by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the story takes Marie and her magical nutcracker doll away from a family Christmas Eve party and into a fantastical realm, led by a mysterious inventor.

Blumenthal Performing Arts

December, 2022: Million Dollar Quartet

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Sun Records, now donned with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with the sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made these four famous.

Follow along with the gang’s usual antics as we journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future. It’s a jam packed evening of holiday hits and classic characters you won’t want to miss!

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.

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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.