Fall may bring edgy fare, but savvy programmers throw sure things into the mix. After all, contemporary choreography wins accolades, but dancing sugar plum fairies are guaranteed to fill seats.
This musical lets you relive the best of the 1970s—catchy ABBA hits!—and ditch the polyester. September 23–28
The Phantom of the Opera
The Lloyd Webber smash always brings down the chandelier. October 22–November 2
Baby and Johnny first danced on screen in 1987; their star-crossed love is on stage now. November 25–30
Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker
It’s not the holidays without this dreamscape extravaganza. December 11–28
This article originally appeared in our September 2014 issue.