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Review: Change Your Life Overnight in 3 Easy Steps!—A Christmas Carol at The Alliance Photo Review: Change Your Life Overnight in 3 Easy Steps!—A Christmas Carol at The Alliance
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - December 11, 2022

The Alliance Theatre's annual production of the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted by David H. Bell and directed by Leora Morris, runs on the Coca-Cola Stage until December 24, 2022. Described as 'one of Atlanta's most treasured holiday traditions,' this production is Alliance’s 34th...
Review: GA Ensemble Stages a Spellbinding Twist on a Classic Ghost Story Photo Review: GA Ensemble Stages a Spellbinding Twist on a Classic Ghost Story
by Luke Evans - November 03, 2022

The horror of this story is in all of the things that you don’t see, and all of the unspeakable scenarios that may emerge from the unchecked imagination....
Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at City Springs Theatre Photo Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at City Springs Theatre
by Caroline Powell - October 26, 2022

What did our critic think of IN THE HEIGHTS at City Springs Theatre?...
Review: ORDINARY DAYS at Stage Door Theatre Isn't Perfect, But Neither Is Life Photo Review: ORDINARY DAYS at Stage Door Theatre Isn't Perfect, But Neither Is Life
by Luke Evans - October 07, 2022

Stage Door Theatre's production of Ordinary Days may hit some early stumbles, but the final product rings with enough emotional truth to leave the audience smiling and contemplating the simple beauties in their own lives....
Review: EVERYBODY at The Alliance Photo Review: EVERYBODY at The Alliance
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - September 25, 2022

What did our critic think of EVERYBODY at The Alliance?Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY is a beautiful reminder that in the end, even with your faculties about you, your deeds and your love are all that go with you to the grave—that is, if you can manage to accept them....
Review: Basketball is Not the Only Team Sport in FLEX at Theatrical Outfit Photo Review: Basketball is Not the Only Team Sport in FLEX at Theatrical Outfit
by Luke Evans - September 11, 2022

Candrice Jones has penned a deeply personal play, one in which the social pressure to succeed and to rise above one’s circumstances runs counter to the more primal desire to be a part of something larger than oneself....
Review: Sex Crimes Discovered at Local Theater - in THE OUTRAGE MACHINE by Daniel Car Photo Review: Sex Crimes Discovered at Local Theater - in THE OUTRAGE MACHINE by Daniel Carter Brown at West End Performing Arts Center
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - August 21, 2022

What did our critic think of THE OUTRAGE MACHINE BY DANIEL CARTER BROWN at West End Performing Arts Center?...
Review: WEST SIDE STORY at City Springs Theatre Company Photo Review: WEST SIDE STORY at City Springs Theatre Company
by Caroline Powell - July 14, 2022

What did our critic think of “SOMETHING’S COMING” FROM WEST SIDE STORY at City Springs Theatre Company?...
BWW Review: World Premiere TRADING PLACES is 'Looking Good, Feeling Good' at Alliance Photo BWW Review: World Premiere TRADING PLACES is 'Looking Good, Feeling Good' at Alliance Theatre
by Caroline Powell - June 08, 2022

Alliance Theatre’s season is coming to an end with TRADING PLACES, a world premiere musical. With book by Thomas Lennon, and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, TRADING PLACES is a delight for viewers....
BWW Review: Atlanta Opera's CABARET Expands Range of Performing Arts in Atlanta Photo BWW Review: Atlanta Opera's CABARET Expands Range of Performing Arts in Atlanta
by Sally Henry Fuller - June 08, 2022

The main draw of CABARET is the set, or more broadly, the atmosphere. Housed in the historic warehouse-turned multipurpose artistic venue Pullman Yards (known previously as home to the Van Gogh Experience), the Atlanta Opera takes full advantage of creating their set, stage, and even audience space ...
BWW Review: City Springs' Senior/Elite Pre-Pro Showcase Proves a Phenomenal Afternoon Photo BWW Review: City Springs' Senior/Elite Pre-Pro Showcase Proves a Phenomenal Afternoon of Musical Theatre
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 23, 2022

I attended the City Springs Theatre Conservatory’s Pre-Pro 2022 Senior/Elite Company Showcase this weekend with every intention of keeping my “supportive friend” hat on, and none of writing a review. But when that showcase was over, I found myself wanting to shout from the rooftops how delightful it...
BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at City Springs At Byers Theater Photo BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at City Springs At Byers Theater
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - May 16, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company presents THE COLOR PURPLE Directed by Kamilah Long is based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture. This musical about love plays May 6 - 22, 2022 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts C...
BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL is Delightfully Shocking at Actor's Express Photo BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL is Delightfully Shocking at Actor's Express
by Ella Outlaw - April 11, 2022

Dark black curtains close in around a tight stage – the audience sits together in one section facing three separate beds neatly spaced out and decorated thoughtfully to indicate three separate playing spaces. The lighting is low and hugs you and your fellow audience members even closer to the playin...
BWW Review: World Premiere Musical THE PRETTY PANTS BANDIT is “Front Page News” at GE Photo BWW Review: World Premiere Musical THE PRETTY PANTS BANDIT is “Front Page News” at GET
by Caroline Powell - April 05, 2022

Atlanta’s own Chase Peacock and Jessica De Maria have brought the story of the infamous 'Pretty Pants Bandit' Marie Baker to life in their world premiere musical, currently on stage with the Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center....
BWW Review: WHEN LAST WE FLEW Falls Flat at Out Front Theatre Photo BWW Review: WHEN LAST WE FLEW Falls Flat at Out Front Theatre
by Ella Outlaw - April 04, 2022

Imagine, if you will, a small theatre tucked away in midtown Atlanta. Affordable valet parking attendants cheerfully whisk your car away as you climb stone steps up to a lively and stylish dining area. You enter through doors and metal grates to see a parade of pride flags swinging proudly up and do...
BWW Review: BINA'S SIX APPLES at The Alliance Theatre Photo BWW Review: BINA'S SIX APPLES at The Alliance Theatre
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - March 30, 2022

The Children's Theatre Company and Alliance Theatre's World Premiere Co-Production of Lloyd Suh's BINA'S SIX APPLES directed by Eric Ting runs on The Coca-Cola Stage through March 27th, 2022....
BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at City Springs Theatre is Masterfully Nostalgic Photo BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at City Springs Theatre is Masterfully Nostalgic
by Ella Outlaw - March 22, 2022

A Chorus Line at City Springs Theatre is a masterful revival of a well-loved classic. Featuring choreography by original cast member and Tony Award-Recipient Baayork Lee, the show feels overwhelmingly nostalgic, as if you had been transported back to 1975....
BWW Interview: Baayork Lee Continues Michael Bennett's Legacy with City Springs Theat Photo BWW Interview: Baayork Lee Continues Michael Bennett's Legacy with City Springs Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by Sally Henry Fuller - March 14, 2022

As the triple threat performers of A CHORUS LINE take the stage at the Byers Theatre, they're bringing the same professionalism City Springs Theatre Company has come to be known for over the last four seasons. But this time, they're doing so after spending time under the direction and choreography o...
BWW Review: TONI STONE at The Alliance Photo BWW Review: TONI STONE at The Alliance
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - February 26, 2022

A co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theater on the Coca-Cola Stage until February 27, 2022, Alliance Theatre shares that TONI STONE is considered 'the 'Best New Play of 2019' by The Wall Street Journal,' and 'is a funny and fascinating story of race, gender, and raw ambition… and an unheralded ...
9 Must-See Productions Coming to Atlanta Stages This Spring Photo 9 Must-See Productions Coming to Atlanta Stages This Spring
by Caroline Powell - March 02, 2022

In the spring, theatres return to their season, bringing art back to the masses. The Atlanta theatre schedule this spring is one you can’t miss. Here are nine shows we’re most looking forward to this spring....
BWW Review: DREAM HOU$E is Poignantly Relevant at The Alliance Theatre Photo BWW Review: DREAM HOU$E is Poignantly Relevant at The Alliance Theatre
by Ella Outlaw - February 12, 2022

Playing on The Alliance's Hertz Stage, DREAM HOU$E follows the story of two Latinx sisters - Julia and Patricia Castillo - as they sell their family home on a popular home renovation TV show. Foundations crack as the walls begin to talk and not a single tile in the house is without a story to tel...
BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Fox Theater Photo BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Fox Theater
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - February 06, 2022

A New Musical About Making a New Musical #TootsieATL #BroadwayAtlanta #atthefox...
BWW Review: DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL at Fox Theater Photo BWW Review: DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL at Fox Theater
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - December 17, 2021

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL played to a delighted Atlanta audience for ten performances at the Fox Theatre earlier this month as part of the Broadway in Atlanta's 40th Anniversary Season. The New York Times describes the show as “100 times better than any bedtime story,” an...
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Magnificently Heartwarming at The Alliance Theatre Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Magnificently Heartwarming at The Alliance Theatre
by Ella Outlaw - December 06, 2021

If you're looking for a Broadway-level production in Atlanta, look no further than the Alliance Theatre. With a new script, a new score, and new costumes, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Alliance Theatre is a spectacularly hopeful revival of the classic Christmas story. | Ella Outlaw...
BWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatrical Outfit Keeps Us Gues Photo BWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatrical Outfit Keeps Us Guessing
by Jennifer (Skura) Boutell - December 06, 2021

Theatrical Outfit’s production of Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY (directed by Shannon Eubanks) is a fast-pace and humorous play that takes audiences from England’s Baker Street to the haunted Dartmoor....