Atlanta Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Actor's Express BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - June 20, 2018

The production of The Color Purple that opened at Actor's Express over the weekend is a strong, spirited, stripped-down production that aims straight at the heart of Alice Walker's beloved story. Here, the aesthetic improvements to the stuffy and overcooked original Broadway production's concept ar... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES at Peach State Summer Theatre! BWW Review: NEWSIES at Peach State Summer Theatre!
by Amy Zipperer - June 19, 2018

Disney's Newsies is currently playing at Peach State Summer Theatre in Valdosta, and if you're looking to get out of the hustle and grind of Atlanta for a weekend road trip to a place where they're not paving I-285, this is definitely your best-bet theatre destination. Peach State Summer Theatre's ... (more...)
BWW Road-Trip Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Peach State Summer Theatre BWW Road-Trip Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Peach State Summer Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - June 16, 2018

It's hot down here in Valdosta! And that's not just the heat from the Georgia sun in June we're feeling. It's the heat emanating from the Peach State Summer Theatre's production of Million Dollar Quartet. The musical revue, playing this summer in repertory with Disney's Newsies and Hello, Dolly!,... (more...)
BWW Review: TARZAN:  THE STAGE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - June 09, 2018

When Tarzan swung into Atlanta Lyric Theatre on Friday evening, it carried a lot of heavy baggage with it. At its opening on Broadway in 2006, the seldom-produced tuner, with songs by Phil Collins and a book by David Henry Hwang, was decidedly unpopular with the critics. The New York Times called ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE TAMING at Synchronicity Theatre Brings Light and Levity to Today's Political Climate BWW Review: THE TAMING at Synchronicity Theatre Brings Light and Levity to Today's Political Climate
by Stephanie Robb - June 03, 2018

THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson, now playing as part of Synchronicity Theatre's 20th Anniversary season, manages to shine a hysterical light on this tense situation in a way that makes the audience take an introspective look at how we are interact with each other in real life, with a distinct reminde... (more...)
BWW Review: The Alliance Theatre's CANDIDE Reinvigorates a Classic BWW Review: The Alliance Theatre's CANDIDE Reinvigorates a Classic
by Sally Henry - May 18, 2018

"Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds," the title character parrots incessantly on his quest around the world. Bless his optimistic heart.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FLOWER ROOM at Actor's Express BWW Review: THE FLOWER ROOM at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - April 30, 2018

The Flower Room, a world premiere by Atlanta-based playwright Daryl Fazio, is as good as it can be.  The acting is fine.  The direction is adequate.  The set by Kristina White is superior. Unfortunately, the script, which was showcased last year in the AE Threshold Festival of New Plays, is seriousl... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - February 13, 2018

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a musical farce based on the 1988 film of the same name, opened on Friday evening at Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and despite the fact that the book by Jeffrey Lane doesn't manage the governing tension of the story as well as its film predecessor and that the music by David Yazbek... (more...)
Review: THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Makes American Premiere at Horizon Theatre Review: THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Makes American Premiere at Horizon Theatre
by Sally Henry - February 08, 2018

A man with a criminal past, in search of nothing. A woman 20ish years younger with big dreams, in search of a new beginning. Is instant chemistry enough to keep them together? Horizon Theatre pursues the answer to this question in their newest premiere, THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE.... (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - November 29, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to the hit Broadway phenomenon THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has made its way to The Fox Theatre for the Atlanta leg of the national tour. In this production, the audience was reminded why they fell in love with PHANTOM in the first place and why they yearne... (more...)
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...)