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12 theater events happening in Atlanta this holiday season
While last year’s performances were halted or made virtual due to the pandemic, many local theaters are overjoyed to present in-person experiences this holiday season. Here's a short list of performances for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season, including four different chances to see Scrooge’s transformation, an alternative version of the Nutcracker set in New York City, and more.
Atlanta native Quiantae Thomas’s Hamilton homecoming
The 25-year-old College Park native shares her journey from couch surfing in Manhattan to being in the room where it happens with an ensemble role in Hamilton's touring cast, which performs in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre this month.
After 25 years of leading Theatrical Outfit, director Tom Key takes a final bow
Tom Key planned to exit on a note of fanfare this spring, ending his 25-year run as artistic director of Theatrical Outfit, one of Atlanta’s oldest professional theater companies. COVID-19 intervened, but Key’s vision for producing theater that enlightens and uplifts eventually will prevail under the direction of his replacement, Matt Torney.
True Colors’ production of School Girls sparks conversation about colorism and pretty privilege
Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will bring Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play to life at True Colors Theatre Company, February 11 to March 8, as part of its She Griots season, in which black women star in or have written all shows.
How Lion King actress and Atlanta native Nia Holloway scored her dream role at just 17
For the past six years, Nia Holloway has lived traveling on the road. At 17, she became the youngest person to land the role of lioness Nala in Disney's national tour of The Lion King. While it’s been a grind, Holloway said it’s also been a dream come true.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19
Watch an award-winning play, Goodnight, Tyler, at Alliance Theatre, celebrate Fat Tuesday early with a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure, and enjoy Galentine's Day at Center for Puppetry Arts.
Atlanta’s Found Stages rings in the new year with an immersive Frankenstein show
Want to spend New Year's Eve chatting with Mary Shelley and Victor Frankenstein? The author and her characters come to life in a new immersive theater experience from Atlanta's Found Stages, where the audience can mingle and interact with the actors rather than sit back and watch.
In Knead, Atlanta actress Mary Lynn Owen tells her story through baking bread—literally
One-woman show Knead, premiering on the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage on November 13, follows a woman on the eve of a significant birthday as she contends with loss and makes bread in the middle of the night from her mother’s recipe—literally on stage.
Souper Jenny owner Jenny Levison takes on ‘Spaghetti’ for her return to the stage
Souper Jenny owner Jenny Levison will hang up her soup ladle—temporarily—to take on the art of pasta-making in the one-woman play, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, opening October 25 at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. During the show, she makes an entire meal live on stage.
Walking Dead alum Jayson Warner Smith brings the Tony Award-nominated play Blackbird back to Atlanta
Atlanta actor and The Walking Dead alum Jayson Warner Smith launched an Indiegogo campaign in May to stage Blackbird, David Harrower’s play about a man who had an affair with a 12-year-old girl and her confrontation of him years later, in Atlanta. The show runs at the Doraville's Robert Mello Studio from August 3-19.