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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring! Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 09, 2017

Regardless of how you know her, you probably love her for it. Since her broadway debut in 1991, Lea Salonga has been melting the hearts of audiences all over the world with her star turns in such shows as MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, ALLEGIANCE, and even her voice work in Disney classics like MULAN  and ALADDIN.... (more...)

Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR
by Justin Cole Adams - March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

The leads from STATE FAIR at Agape Players talk about the show and about the creative process.... (more...)
Atlanta Girl Mackenzie Perpich Talks Returning Home as the ANNIE Tour Plays the Fox Theatre Atlanta Girl Mackenzie Perpich Talks Returning Home as the ANNIE Tour Plays the Fox Theatre
by Sally Henry - March 16, 2017 in Atlanta

With her passion for theatre coming full circle, Mackenzie could not be happier about coming home to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Note: a written medium cannot possibly convey the enthusiasm she naturally radiates, so make sure to read this in the most lively voice ever.... (more...)
Bill Cherry of ELVIS LIVES Bill Cherry of ELVIS LIVES
by Justin Cole Adams - March 01, 2017 in Atlanta

The ELVIS LIVES tour and the tribute artists will 'leave with an appreciation for Elvis and the career he had.'... (more...)
Playwright Georgina Escobar Brings 'Sci-Fi Feminism' to Aurora Theatre in SWEEP Playwright Georgina Escobar Brings 'Sci-Fi Feminism' to Aurora Theatre in SWEEP
by Sally Henry - March 01, 2017 in Atlanta

This season at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, audiences get the chance to see the melding of sci-fi and feminism in a new way. Making its world premiere, Georgina Escobar's SWEEP introduces creative worlds and presents the constant theme of balance among the characters, letting audiences decide wh... (more...)
Jordan Craig of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Jordan Craig of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Justin Cole Adams - February 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Jordan Craig talks about how Atlanta theatre prepared him for the PHANTOM national tour.... (more...)
Yannick Lebrun of ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Yannick Lebrun of ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Justin Cole Adams - February 13, 2017 in Atlanta

Yannick Lebrun has been involved with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the last 13 years. Starting as a student studying under a scholarship from 2004 until 2006 until making his debut with their junior company, Ailey II, immediately after. During one of the tours, Lebrun was asked to step int... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
by Courtnee Miles - January 14, 2017 in Atlanta

Now, is the time for this. As we enter into a new year, with a new incoming Commander-in-Chief, while also celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day, THE MOUNTAINTOP could not come at a more perfect time and shed a more beautiful light.... (more...)
Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Gracie McBride - January 04, 2017 in Atlanta

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Atlanta playwright Topher Payne about his new show, Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required, premiering at Georgia Ensemble Theater on January 5 and running through the 22nd. A fun and quirky guy, Topher was a delight to talk to, and I'm looking... (more...)
Melvin Abston of THE LITTLE MERMAID National Tour Melvin Abston of THE LITTLE MERMAID National Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - December 12, 2016 in Atlanta

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Jen MacQueen Returns for Another 'Magical' CHRISTMAS CANTEEN at Aurora Jen MacQueen Returns for Another 'Magical' CHRISTMAS CANTEEN at Aurora
by Sally Henry - December 12, 2016 in Atlanta

Taking on the roles of choreographer, co-director (with Anthony Rodriguez), and cast member, MacQueen has immersed herself in this show for the second year in a row. And she wouldn't have it any other way. Check out what she has to say about what makes Aurora's 21st annual CHRISTMAS CANTEEN extra-sp... (more...)
Christopher Tierney of DIRTY DANCING National Tour Christopher Tierney of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - November 27, 2016 in Atlanta

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING is currently sweeping the nation, which means we should all be getting tickets to have the time of our lives. The musical, adapted from the 1987 film, tells the iconic story of Baby and Johnny as the unlikely pair mambo their way through an unlikely love story and ... (more...)
Chase Peacock of GHOST at Georgia Ensemble Theatre Chase Peacock of GHOST at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - September 23, 2016 in Atlanta

Ghost the Musical had its Southeastern premiere on September 15th at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre. The musical is based on the hit 1990 romantic-thriller of the same title, starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. The musica... (more...)
Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Portraying a Superhero in THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon Theatre Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Portraying a Superhero in THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon Theatre
by Sally Henry - June 11, 2016 in Atlanta

Atlanta's favorite green superhero is back for a weekend in the park.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Devon Hales of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit BWW Interviews: Devon Hales of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit
by Elizabeth Brink - May 11, 2016 in Atlanta

Exploring what it means to find and fight for true love, Devon shares the challenges and joys of portraying Clara in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.... (more...)
Tim Quartier of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit Tim Quartier of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit
by Elizabeth Brink - April 18, 2016 in Atlanta

Tim shares about his dream role in a tale of true love.... (more...)
Natasha Drena Leads Cast of Reinvented INTO THE WOODS at the Aurora Theatre Natasha Drena Leads Cast of Reinvented INTO THE WOODS at the Aurora Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - April 01, 2016 in Atlanta

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8 Questions with Tess Malis Kincaid of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at The Alliance Theater 8 Questions with Tess Malis Kincaid of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at The Alliance Theater
by Libby Ryan - February 25, 2016 in Atlanta

The Alliance Theater's White Witch of Narnia talks about her emotional connection to the book, the show's unique physical aesthetic and how the rehearsal for the play is like a toy Etch A Sketch.... (more...)
Atlanta Lyric Theatre Trades in The Classics for One of Their Most Exposing Productions to Date Atlanta Lyric Theatre Trades in The Classics for One of Their Most Exposing Productions to Date
by Kiley Gipson - February 18, 2016 in Atlanta

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Brittany Ellis Let's it Go in THE SNOW QUEEN Brittany Ellis Let's it Go in THE SNOW QUEEN
by Stevie King - January 11, 2016 in Atlanta

I sat down with The Snow Queen's Brittany Ellis, who played the title character, about what is was like to perform in Serenbe's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale.... (more...)
Harold M. Leaver Returns for 17th Season As A Department Store Elf in Horizon Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES Harold M. Leaver Returns for 17th Season As A Department Store Elf in Horizon Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Kiley Gipson - December 27, 2015 in Atlanta

After 17 successful seasons of SANTALAND, this man is somewhat of an icon in the Atlanta theatre scene. But for the other 10 months out of the year, what does a holiday icon do with his time? Get to know Harold M. Leaver, Atlanta's beloved tax preparing elf.... (more...)
Karen Cassady Shanks Audiences' Hearts in MERRY F*&%ING CHRISTMAS Karen Cassady Shanks Audiences' Hearts in MERRY F*&%ING CHRISTMAS
by Stevie King - December 16, 2015 in Atlanta

I sat down with Merry F*&%ing Christmas' Karen Cassady, who plays the Adorable Orphan. Karen gave us the lowdown on the show, her role as the Adorable Orphan, and what she enjoys most about working with Dad's Garage.... (more...)
David Eck, Jordan Mann from THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL Get Stuffed and Personal David Eck, Jordan Mann from THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL Get Stuffed and Personal
by Stevie King - November 18, 2015 in Atlanta

I got on the phone with ThanksKilling the Musical's producer David Eck and lyricist Jordan Mann to discuss their creative process, and what excited them about mounting the show in Atlanta at Dad's Garage Theatre Company.... (more...)
Nick Arapoglou Talks Reprising 'Princeton' in AVENUE Q, Raising the Atlanta Theatre Bar, and More! Nick Arapoglou Talks Reprising 'Princeton' in AVENUE Q, Raising the Atlanta Theatre Bar, and More!
by Sally Henry - July 12, 2015 in Atlanta

Nick Arapoglou probably had no idea he had struck gold when he landed his first professional lead in Atlanta theatre as Princeton in AVENUE Q at Horizon Theatre Company. Below, check out my conversation with one of Atlanta's premiere leading men, as he shares about taking on an extra role for this s... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Chris McCord and the MEN IN MOTION at the Beam Theatre BWW Interviews: Chris McCord and the MEN IN MOTION at the Beam Theatre
by Rob Myers - February 25, 2015 in Atlanta

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to witness Men In Motion at the Beam Theatre here in Atlanta, and I was marveled at the display of young men (and not so young) pouring their hearts and spirits onto the stage, further affirming that the joys of creative movement are for everybody.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears
by Matt Tamanini - July 14, 2014 in Atlanta

If you have been paying attention to the Atlanta theatre scene for the last three years, actress Galen Crawley has undoubtedly caught your eye. From leading family-friendly musicals to starring in more cutting-edge material, Crawley is certainly one of the community's brightest rising stars. This we... (more...)