SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, PICNIC, DIAL M FOR MURDER and More Set for Stage Door Players' 44th Season

Stage Door Players celebrates the announcement of its exciting 44th Season as Dunwoody's own professional theatre. This season includes new takes on your favorite American classics: uplifting, hopeful, challenging and raucous fun.

Season Subscriptions are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at



By Frederick Knott

Directed by Kate Donadio MacQueen

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. After arranging the "perfect murder," he blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her, and designs a brilliant alibi for himself. After a terrifying twist of fate, a suspenseful Hitchcockian game of cat and mouse convenes until an inspector from Scotland Yard and the young man in love with the wife discover the truth.

September 22 through October 15, 2017


By Phillip DePoy

Directed by Shelly McCook

Written by award winning Atlanta playwright, Phillip DePoy and based on the writings of celebrated AJC columnist Celestine Sibley, Christmas At Sweet Apple is a feel-good hometown celebration of the season told through story and song. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday craziness, and come sit by the fire for a spell.

December 1 through December 17, 2017

PICNIC (Drama)

By William Inge

Directed by Tess Malis Kincaid

Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize, and made into a film starring Kim Novak and William Holden, the play takes place on a Kansas Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows, Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, and Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Along comes a mysterious young man whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Choices, temptations, and sacrifices lead to the prevailing message of "Picnic" that youth is a precious gift that must be savored instead of squandered.

January 26 through February 18, 2018

MASS APPEAL (Comedy/Drama)

By Bill C. Davis

Directed by Robert Egizio

Father Tim Farley is highly popular with his parishioners due to his charm, wit, easy-going manner, and entertaining, if unchallenging sermons. Seminary student, Mark Dolson is a young, passionate firebrand eager to change the Church. When Mark is placed under the wing of the elder priest, conversations take place and complications arise until they both realize that each has something to teach the other about how to perform his priestly duties.

March 23 through April 15, 2018

LIVING ON LOVE (Comedy/Regional Premiere)

By Joe DiPietro

Directed by Robert Egizio

When a demanding diva discovers that her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a handsome young scribe of her own. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this delightful and hilarious romantic comedy.

May 18 through June 10, 2018

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ - The Songs of Lieber and Stoller (Musical Revue)

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller

Directed by Robert Egizio

Musical Direction by Nick Silvestri

Choreography by Jen MacQueen

Join the biggest rock and roll party of the year as some of the most popular hits from the 50's and 60's come alive in this long running, Tony Award nominated Broadway smash musical. Elvis Presley, The Drifters, Peggy Lee and the Coasters all scored their biggest hits with songs by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, who gave us Hound Dog, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and countless others.

July 13 through August 5, 2018

Tickets start at $30 and are available online at or by calling the box office at (770) 396-1726. Senior and student discounts are available.

Founded in 1974 as a Community Improvement Project of the Dunwoody Woman's Club, Stage Door Players proudly celebrates its 42nd season. Today, Stage Door Players is a fully professional theatre, producing a full season of compelling and entertaining works, with a continuing history of strong community connection, welcoming artists and audiences from all over metro Atlanta.

Stage Door Players is located at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, approximately one block South of the Mt. Vernon Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road intersection, in the North Dekalb Cultural Arts Center.

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