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The Fox Theatre


August/September 2021: Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


October 2021: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Midori Plays Tchaikovsky.

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Alliance Theatre

October 2021: HANDS UP

Across seven monologues written by seven Black playwrights, HANDS UP depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The play was originally commissioned in 2015 by the New Black Fest in response to a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The themes and stories it tells still ring true today. HANDS UP is produced in association with Spelman College.​

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The Atlanta Opera

Pagliacci and The Kaiser of Atlantis

March 2020: Pagliacci + The Kaiser of Atlantis

The shows must go on.


In The Atlanta Opera’s completely new fall production of Leoncavallo’s verismo classic Pagliacci, audiences enter a dystopian world where artists question their ability to perform, distance separates loved ones, and a play-within-a-play exposes a great betrayal.Does art imitate life? Or does life imitate art?

The Kaiser of Atlantis

The circus is abandoned, and artists are shells of their former selves. The dictator Emperor Overall reigns and declares total war. Death refuses to take another soul.

Viktor Ullmann’s now critically acclaimed chamber opera The Kaiser of Atlantis was written in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Before his death at Auschwitz, Ullmann gave the score to a colleague, and the opera remained unperformed until 1975.

A haunting allegory about redemption despite the worst of humanity, this new production of The Kaiser of Atlantis features The Atlanta Opera Company Players in a chilling satire built for our time.

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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

October/November 2021

Welcome Back! We have missed you here at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre! Bert Kreischer is our first public reopening event. Upcoming events this year include:Bill Burr, MasterChef Live, Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence, Rickey Smiley, Gilberto Santa Rosa, The Atlanta Opera’s Julius Caesar, Scribble Showdown, An Evening of Love starring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson & Tony Terry, George Lopez, Franco Escamilla, Rubén Blades, Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 2021, Will Downing and Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker.

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Rialto Center for the Arts

Spring 2020: Rialto Center of 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.

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Atlanta Ballet

December 2020: The Nutcracker

December 2020: The Nutcracker 2020 Experience

For five nights in December, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre’s surface lot will be transformed into a pop-up drive-in movie theatre, where audiences can enjoy a filmed version of Atlanta Ballet’s newest production of The Nutcracker from the comfort of their own cars. Plus, there’s a new, on-demand access to a previously-recorded version of the production!

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GPB Encore

November 2020: GPB Encore

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.

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