Theater enthusiast Gracie McBride makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia where there is plenty to satisfy her creative itch. Whether that be an evening at one of the many professional theaters, supporting friends in community shows, having a laugh at an improv night, going to rehearsals and lessons, or just belting show tunes on the go. "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it."- As You Like It
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 forward to seeing what kinds of conversations Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Requiredwill spark. Without further ado, Topher Payne!BWW Review: MACBETH at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse October 15, 2016
If you read Hamlet in school, it's probably ingrained into your brain as a boring old play about power hungry people who deliver famous soliloquies. Or perhaps you're one of those cool theater geeks who actually enjoys reading plays from the 1600's and thinks you know Hamlet pretty well. Well whatever your experience with Hamlet has been in the past, be prepared to have your world turned at this gender-swapped, modern version of Shakespeare's Hamlet at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.BWW Review: THURGOOD Spreads Hope at Theatrical Outfit October 4, 2016
Most shows that come along seek to wow you with their large sets, extravagant costumes, and catchy dance numbers. But every so often, there comes a play that engages you with simple, honest acting, and a story filled with truth and hope. Thurgood is one such play.Broadway's Keven Quillon to Hold Atlanta Masterclass September 27, 2016
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek." The fairy tales we all know and love get reinvented as this lovable ogre, sassy donkey, and spunky princess take the scene in The Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Shrek the Musical. The Tony-nominated book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori have transferred the Dreamworks film to the stage in a way that will delight fans of the movie as well as please the musical theatre crowd. Filled with bright sets and costumes, catchy tunes, and a lovable cast of miscasts, be sure to catch it before it closes September 4th!