Atlanta Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Kennesaw State University BWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Kennesaw State University
by Justin Cole Adams - November 07, 2017

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL brings Veronica, JD and the Heathers to Kennesaw State University for a bitchin' time. It's oh, so very...... (more...)
BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Alliance Theatre BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Alliance Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - November 05, 2017

Alliance Theatre takes HAND TO GOD on the road at Dad's Garage.... (more...)
BWW Review: CROSSING DELANCEY at The Alliance Theatre BWW Review: CROSSING DELANCEY at The Alliance Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - November 03, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has transformed the Marcus Jewish Community Center's Morris & Rae Frank Theatre into New York City for Susan Sandler's CROSSING DELANCEY.... (more...)
BWW Review: MORNINGSIDE at Georgia Ensemble Theatre BWW Review: MORNINGSIDE at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - November 01, 2017

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, celebrates its Silver Anniversary season with a new play by Atlanta-based playwright Topher Payne.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE at Serenbe Playhouse BWW Review: THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - October 16, 2017

Halloween month brings with it some of our favorite things. Jack-o'-lantern carving. Falling leaves. Pumpkin spice well everything. And it also brings with it one of Atlanta's most buzzed-about spooktacular events: The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe Playhouse. Now enjoying its fifth sea... (more...)
Review: Aurora's ABIGAIL/1702 Scares the Hell out of Atlanta Review: Aurora's ABIGAIL/1702 Scares the Hell out of Atlanta
by Sally Henry - September 27, 2017

A young girl runs through the forest, chased by her uncle who seems to be mal-intentioned. As she stops to catch her breath, she fills the audience in on her story, setting the scene for the chilling ABIGAIL/1702.... (more...)
BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Synchronicity Theatre BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - September 25, 2017

Young playwright Kate Hamill is the best thing to happen to Jane Austen since Colin Firth. Her wonderfully witty and whimsical adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are the best stage adaptations of Austen's work to date. Anyone who saw Bedlam's rapturous production of Sense... (more...)
BWW Review: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company BWW Review: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company
by Justin Cole Adams - September 24, 2017

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company bring to life a story of community and hope with the lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - September 15, 2017

When the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love trotted away with seven Academy Awards, including one celebrating the original screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, nobody could have been particularly surprised. The nimble script and lavish period design made it a veritable shoe-in for Oscar gold. Now,... (more...)
BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - August 27, 2017

In June, the New York Post reported that Colin Firth, who is rumored to have turned down the role of Henry Higgins in the upcoming, highly-anticipated 2018 Lincoln Center revival of My Fair Lady, might still be considering the role.  Just a few days ago, they claimed that Lauren Ambrose could be our... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse BWW Review: CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - August 04, 2017

It's hot out at Serenbe Playhouse this month.  But the heat isn't coming from the oppressive Georgia-in-August sun.  It's coming from the racy and enthralling production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret on display at the Kit Kat Club, a neon-framed outdoor cabaret club, complete with cabaret tables flank... (more...)
BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Serenbe Playhouse BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - July 23, 2017

In our family album, there is a photograph of me at around 18 months old, and I'm crying. Though I have no memory of the moment that's been captured for posterity, I've been told that I had just gotten a smidge of dirt on my pink dress. I try not to think about this as I traverse the muddy embankmen... (more...)
BWW Review: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED at Chastain Park Amphitheater BWW Review: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED at Chastain Park Amphitheater
by Justin Cole Adams - July 22, 2017

Michelle Berting Brett, after delivering passion for the iconic duo at Chastain Park, will return for a holiday show.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Aurora Theatre And Theatrical Outfit BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Aurora Theatre And Theatrical Outfit
by Amy Zipperer - July 21, 2017

When Aurora Theatre announced that its 22nd season would open with a production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a production offered in partnership with Theatrical Outfit, screams of giddy delight could be heard in the Broadway-themed living rooms of theatre nerds all across Atlanta. The 2014 tuner... (more...)
BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at OnStage Atlanta BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at OnStage Atlanta
by Justin Cole Adams - July 10, 2017

All the cool kids are at OnStage Atlanta performing in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL this summer.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - June 13, 2017

The live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast that opened in March of this year has made over $1 billion at the box office so far. That's nine zeros, which easily makes the film the highest earning movie musical of all time. And if all those gold coins in the studio coffers are any indicat... (more...)
BWW Review: MY SON THE WAITER:  A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre BWW Review: MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 29, 2017

Funnyman Brad Zimmerman has come to 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta with his critically acclaimed one-man show, My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy.  Zimmerman calls the show a hybrid.  Part stand-up.  Part theatre.  And the stand-up part is funny.  Really funny. That's not surprising given that Zimmer... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - May 20, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND travels to Atlanta with a revamped version since the show debuted on Broadway in 2015.... (more...)
BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - May 16, 2017

When Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) premiered at The Public Theater in New York in 2014, The New York Times called it 'extraordinary' and Huffington Post declared it to be a 'triumphant' work with 'soaring language and provocative debate.' ... (more...)
BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - April 17, 2017

If his four shows currently running on Broadway are any indication, 2017 is the year of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber is the first composer to have four simultaneously-running Broadway shows since Rodgers and Hammerstein managed the feat in 1953. And Atlanta Lyric Theatre is joining in the Webber co... (more...)
BWW Review: NOBODY LOVES YOU at Horizon Theatre Company BWW Review: NOBODY LOVES YOU at Horizon Theatre Company
by Justin Cole Adams - April 13, 2017

NOBODY LOVES YOU has its Atlanta premiere, but still misses the mark after its 2013 Off-Broadway debut.... (more...)
BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Vineyard Cafe And Dinner Theatre BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Vineyard Cafe And Dinner Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - April 10, 2017

The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre is serving up great Southern classics in Marietta Square. There's the Southern food. Delicious. Then there's the Southern drama. Also delicious. This perfect combination invites us to welcome back the idea of the traditional dinner theater, a mythological place w... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA AND FELLA at Alliance Theatre BWW Review: CINDERELLA AND FELLA at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - April 09, 2017

Imagine a prince. Now imagine Cinderella. Now imagine they are 13 year olds. That's basically the fun new spin on the familiar Cinderella story that Alliance Theatre is serving up with their world premiere of Cinderella and Fella, a charming little musical for children with a book by Janece Shaffer ... (more...)
BWW Review: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR at Synchronicity Theatre BWW Review: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - April 07, 2017

President Trump's hard-line stance on immigration during the 2016 presidential election fueled the already-heated partisan debate, a debate that was largely born out of the response to legislation like the Patriot Act which has sparked serious questions regarding how to mitigate significant security... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE at Serenbe Playhouse BWW Review: GREASE at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - March 27, 2017

In 1978, I went with neighbors to the local movie theater to see the film adaptation of Grease. That was the first time I had ever gone to the movies without my parents. It was also the first time I had ever looked around the theater to make sure that the other people understood that we were seeing ... (more...)