Atlanta Theater Reviews
 


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...)
BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Actor's Express BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Actor's Express
by Justin Cole Adams - March 24, 2017

GEORGIA MCBRIDE shows us how to step outside the status quo, one lip sync and sequin at a time.... (more...)
BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square
by Amy Zipperer - March 20, 2017

Smoke on the Mountain, a homespun musical conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Connie Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Carver and Mark Hardwick, has enjoyed long runs in numerous theatres worldwide since its premiere in 1988.  And it's also racked up some fairly significant critical praise.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: ANNIE at Fox Theatre BWW Review: ANNIE at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - March 20, 2017

11-year-old Tori Bates shows us that anything is possible in the national tour of ANNIE.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Aurora Theatre BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Aurora Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - March 13, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, a 2013 romantic tuner featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman, opened on Broadway in 2014, playing only 137 performances before its closing, and there are reasons for that.  The narrative arc is uneven, f... (more...)
BWW Review: ALAN CUMMING at Atlanta Symphony Hall BWW Review: ALAN CUMMING at Atlanta Symphony Hall
by Justin Cole Adams - March 07, 2017

Alan Cumming sang sappy songs in Atlanta and it was quite the evening.... (more...)
BWW Feature: STATE FAIR at Agape Players BWW Feature: STATE FAIR at Agape Players
by Justin Cole Adams - February 28, 2017

The Agape Players bring STATE FAIR comes to the Infinite Energy Theater for three performances.... (more...)
BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Gainesville Theatre Alliance BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Gainesville Theatre Alliance
by Gracie McBride - February 21, 2017

Gainesville Theatre Alliance brings the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, to life just in the way it should be presented; with elegance, chaos, beauty, hilarity, and most of all, truth.... (more...)
BWW Review: LOST IN THE COSMOS:  THE LAST SELF-HELP SEMINAR at Theatrical Outfit BWW Review: LOST IN THE COSMOS: THE LAST SELF-HELP SEMINAR at Theatrical Outfit
by Amy Zipperer - February 15, 2017

Have you ever worn flip-flops to work? Have you ever lost weight in order to teach an ex a lesson? Do you routinely experience self-loathing as a result of binge-watching The Bachelor? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you might be an excellent candidate for Lost in the Cosmos, the fi... (more...)