What to see? What to do? It’s really up to you and what makes your holiday sing. If we planned your weekend, it’d start with 7 Stages’ Home Brew and include Aurora’s “Christmas Canteen,” “Frog and Toad” at Synchronicity; and the one-of-a-kind Libby Whittemore at Actor’s Express.Read More
This week’s top picks: Actor’s Express introduces three new plays — by S.M. Shephard-Massat, Johnny Drago and Lee Nowell — in its Threshold series, plus openings at Stage Door Players, Synchronicity and Theatrical Outfit.Read More
‘Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker’ turns 20 as its creator, artistic director John McFall, steps toward retirementRead More
Did you know, for instance, that “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” calls for 8 tons of scenery, lighting and props?
And that 20 pounds of “snow” fall at each performance?
If you want to get out of the house with visiting family members, we’ve got your ticket: Kids’ shows, musicals and classical ballet all dipped in a big of eggnog.Read More
If all you want for Christmas is a good holiday show, you’re in luck. Atop our wish list: “Lyle the Crocodile” at Synchronicity Theatre, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Center for Puppetry Arts and “The 12 Dates of Christmas,” in its last weekend, at Aurora Theatre.Read More
Our top pick this week: “Libby’s at the Express,” a holiday celebration with singer extraordinaire (and funny lady) Libby Whittemore and her special guest, Miss Connie Sue Day, the 31st Lady of Country Music.Read More
New Zealander Coco Mathieson, age 21, makes her Atlanta Ballet debut dancing the Snow Queen in this year’s ‘Nutcracker.’Read More
With this week’s column, we say thank you and goodbye to Chris Kayser, for his 16 years as the Alliance Theatre’s Ebenezer Scrooge. If you’d like a non-holiday outing, try Synchronicity’s family-friendly “Peter Pan & Wendy.” Mark your January calendars for “The Only Light in Reno” at Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the TDP Legacy Concert, spotlighting talented instrumentalists developed through a forward-looking ASO initiative. Merry Christmas, everyone.Read More
Our select list of recommendations should satisfy everybody on your list — the Christmas crowd, the anti-Christmas crowd, those who are neutral and those looking ahead to January’s slate of theater, dance and music.Read More