Current Issues

Encore is the official show program for:

The Fox Theatre

May-June 2023: Hairspray

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

June, 2023 

Welcome to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Whether you’re here for the first time or the thousandth time, we are grateful you have chosen to attend an ASO performance, and we hope your experience is enjoyable, thought-provoking, moving, and fun.

It’s hard to believe it is already June! As we come to the close of Nathalie Stutzmann’s first season as Music Director, I’ve been reflecting on how remarkable the journey has been already.

Alliance Theatre

June/July 2023:
Water For Elephants   

Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling novel, Water for Elephants takes you on an adventure filled with romance, deception, and a little bit of magic, all under the big top of a traveling circus. 

Brought to theatrical life by an internationally acclaimed and innovative creative team, Water for Elephants will reignite your dreams of running away with the circus. This world premiere musical is directed by Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher), and a score by the award-winning PigPen Theatre Co. This adventure of love, family and belonging speaks to us all. 

The Atlanta Opera

April-May 2023: Das Rheingold

Desire for a coveted ring begins a mammoth adventure to Valhalla. Gods, dwarves, giants, river nymphs, and dragons scheme and dream of power in Das Rheingold, the influential masterpiece by Richard Wagner that echoes in our popular culture today. Never before presented in the southeast, this Rheingold features great American voices in an all-new production from Tomer Zvulun and the creative team that created Salome in February 2020. This is history in the making at The Atlanta Opera. Unmissable. Featuring Greer Grimsley as Wotan and Kristinn Sigmundsson as Fasolt. Arthur Fagen conducts. This production includes depictions of kidnapping and ransoming.

Atlanta Ballet

May 2023:  Significant Others

What do we mean by “significant other?” It can be a spouse or a romantic partner, but it can also be a business partner, a sibling, or a parent. Significant Others highlights the music of Fanny Mendelssohn and the artwork of Sonia Delaunay, both accomplished artists who have often been overlooked as the “other halves” of their more famous male collaborators. Wörtmeyer believes that artists achieve their greatest potential by inspiring and supporting each other as equals, particularly when bound together by the the powerful force we call love.

Blumenthal Performing Arts

June, 2023: 1776 The Musical

What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human individuals to settle their differences while they hold the very future of a nation in their hands? American Repertory Theater at Harvard University/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the Tony Award-winning BestMusical, 1776, catapults to blazing new life in a thrillingly new production from directors Jeffrey L. Page (Violet) and Diane Paulus (Waitress). New York Magazine/Vulture says, “It’s an absolute blast!” Suddenly, the songs, humor, and passion of this musical masterpiece soar as never before.

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.


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.