This weekend's best bets: June 11

Feeling cultural? This weekend’s your last call for “The Whale” at Actor’s Express. Openings include “Avenue Q,” indoors at the Conant center and “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Serenbe Playhouse. Coming up: The always terrific Libby Whittemore in Libby’s at the Express on June 18-21,

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ACTOR'S EXPRESS' 2015-16 SEASON …

If you haven’t visited the West Midtown company recently, you might want to check back in. Artistic director Freddie Ashley & Co. are putting together seasons that are original, daring and different with purpose, and as good as almost anything onstage in Atlanta.

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THIS WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: Feb. 26

This weekend’s your last chance for “4000 Miles” at Aurora. Also recommended: Theatrical Outfit’s “Silent Sky,” the Kendeda-winning “C.A. Lyons Project” at the Alliance, “Detroit ’67” at True Colors and the always entertaining Libby Whittemore at Actor’s Express.

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This week's best bets: Dec. 18

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.

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This week's best bets: Dec. 4

If you’re not into Christmas shows, you’re kind of scrooged right now. But there is much to choose from, for the young, the old, the perverse, families and grownups. If you just can’t go there — and regardless — we suggest “Murder Ballad” (last chance) at Actor’s Express and/or “Morgan Freeman Presents … ” at Dad’s Garage. Cheers!

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This weekend's best bets: Dec. 12

If you’re not in the holiday spirit, hold on, 7 Stages “Krampus Xmas” is coming! Until then, give into the merriment of holiday shows and a few choices that are season neutral: Synchronicity’s “Peter Pan & Wendy” and Ballethnic’s “Elevate Remix.” Both will have you flying.

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This weekend's best bets: Dec. 5

Both “Peter Pan & Wendy” at Synchronicity Theatre and a free evening of storytelling at Theatrical Outfit are new and worth your time. And you can’t go wrong with the Alliance Theatre’s “Christmas Carol” or Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” The usual holiday suspects continue on as well.

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