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Dance 2010

Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts Magazine

The Artistry of Master Glass Sculptor Hans Godo Fräbel

Creative Process

The Animals Dance for Jon Ludwig in “Rainforest Adventures”

Kennesaw State University and Atlanta Ballet Launch an Educational Partnership

National Black Arts Festival PhilAdanco Returns to ATL

Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights

ShowGuide Profile

Performance Guide

Lee Harper

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre

Celebrating 32 Years of Nurturing Young Dancers

February ~ April 2010


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The Artistry of Master Glass Sculptor hans Godo Fräbel

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Creative Process The Animals Dance for Jon Ludwig in “Rainforest Adventures”

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Kennesaw State University and Atlanta Ballet Launch an Educational Partnership

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National Black Arts Festival PhiLADAnco Returns to ATL

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ShowGuide Profile Lee harper

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Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre celebrating 32 Years of nurturing Young Dancers

Performance Guide February ~ April 2010

Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts Magazine in print and online at www.atlantashowguide.com

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THE ARTISTRY OF MASTER GLASS Sculptor

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ans Godo Fräbel is one of the first American flameworkers to have been part of a major art movement. In the early seventies, he produced sculptures in the pop aesthetic that set him apart from the other glass artists at this time. Fräbel was born in Jena, East Germany in 1941 and moved in 1965 to Atlanta, where he opened up his own glass art studio in 1968. Long regarded as one of the most influential flameworkers in America, Fräbel has been an important part of the evolution of flameworking as a recognized and respected art medium. His work can be found in museums all over the world. Fräbel’s work is most easily characterized by its flawless quality and unique design. Long known for his “pop-art” approach, Fräbel is famous for sculptures that depict ordinary things in a manner that makes them extraordinary, such as the “Hammer and Nails” sculpture, which has been traveling museums around the world since 1979. In 2004, he started exhibitions at Botanical Gardens, which displays life-like floral and animal life forms. The exhibition was later expanded with larger sculptures, such as the “Cavorting Clown Fountain” (over 10 feet in height) and the 15 ft. tall “Cube with Imploded Spheres”, and this exhibition continues to break visitation records wherever it goes. Visit the sculptures at www.frabel.com.

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Sat, Feb 20, 8:00 PM

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

presents three dances inspired by the works of visual artist Jacob Lawrence Sat, Apr 10, 8:00 PM

Trey McIntyre Project Contemporary Ballet with a Twist!

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CREATIVE PROCESS

THe ANIMAlS DANCe For JoN lUDWIG IN “rAINForeST ADVeNTUreS” uppets on pointe? Not exactly, By Holley Calmes but the colorful creatures who inhabit the Center for Puppetry Arts’ “Rainforest Adventures” are dancing just the same. This new production directed by Jon Ludwig tells the story of 24 hours in a rainforest, where more than 30 creatures slither, fly, fight, and flirt. As in a dance performance, their story is told not with words but through movement. “The story is so simple, and the themes are universal: the struggle to survive, breed and protect the young,” explains Ludwig. “The statement we are making is simply ‘How beautiful these animals are!’” “Rainforest Adventures” was originally created for Fernbank Science Center. Ludwig and his fellow writers, Stephanie Kaskel Bogle and Raylynn Hughes, picked a variety of creatures from this first production and built moments of tension and humor around them. Composer John Cerreta then created a score.

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Provocative Premieres in 2010

these southern Writers’ Project World Premieres take it to the edge. Will you go there with us? Nobody The Fall of the House by Richard Aellen by Robert Ford March 12 – 28, 2010 April 9 – 25, 2010 This provocative new musical story is The spirit of Edgar Allen Poe haunts this based on the tempestuous lives of Bert mind-bending new play that brings Williams and George Walker, who together magic, betrayal, forbidden broke racial barriers by portraying love, tragic accidents, secret documents racial stereotypes. This production is and familial bonds that span 150 years. recommended for mature audiences only, due to strong language and adult situations.

This production is recommended for mature audiences only due to strong profanity and mature themes.

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In telling the “Rainforest” story, Ludwig’s approach is to utilize each animal’s natural movements in building a scene, much as a choreographer would approach constructing a ballet. “Everything in the show is precisely choreographed to a beat,” Ludwig continues. “We call the bat sequence the ‘Bat Ballet.’ I like this sequence because it seems absolutely chaotic at moments, and then all the bats are in sync. A controlled chaos.” The puppets were designed to move in ways similar to the animals they represent, and many scenes are all about a specific animal’s motion. “For example, the Cock of the Rocks dance was based on the frenetic movements of actual bird mating dances,” Ludwig says. “In ‘Rainforest,’ these movements are translated into a dance, a ‘sock hop’ where two male birds try to impress one female.” Ludwig shares his inspiration for “Rainforest,” saying, “In creating this piece, we always thought of how we go to the zoo and anything the animals do is fascinating to us. In puppetry, the language is closer to dance than theater. The puppets would rather dance than talk. Besides just laying on the floor, dancing or moving is what they do best. To quote master puppeteer Dan Hurlin, ‘Puppets are not microphones.’” “Rainforest Adventures” will be performed through March 7, 2010 at The Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street in Atlanta, www.puppet.org.

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NBAF presents at the

2010 NatioNal Black arts Festival July 15, 7:30pm & July 17, 2:00pm Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University tickets on sale March 31

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“…exuBeraNt…” – The New York Times

Funding for NBAF (National Black Arts Festival) is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners through the Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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KeNNeSAW STATe UNIVerSITY AND ATlANTA BAlleT

lAUNCH AN eDUCATIoNAl PArTNerSHIP by Jarmea l. Boone

tlanta Ballet and the Program in Dance at Kennesaw State University have formed an educational partnership. The collaboration enables Atlanta Ballet company members and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education students to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance at KSU. Undergraduate KSU dance students receive special discounts and concessions to Atlanta Ballet performances, classes and events. Advanced level KSU students can audition for supernumerary roles with Atlanta Ballet to gain professional performance experience. Atlanta Ballet also provides internships for KSU dance majors. The collaboration originated after Atlanta Ballet artistic director John McFall attended a KSU dance concert a year ago. Impressed with what he saw, he proposed that the college and company begin working together. The timing was perfect—KSU had just implemented the bachelor’s degree in dance a month earlier. Already, KSU dancers are benefiting from the new partnership. “It’s such a great opportunity for us,” says KSU dance major A.J. Paug, who was a supernumerary in Atlanta Ballet’s “Don Quixote.” “I was thrilled to be able to perform. I was able to watch the dancers perform and watch how everything worked from the best seats in the house. It was an amazing honor.” Atlanta Ballet dancer John Welker, who is now in his second semester as a student in the Program in Dance at KSU, is pleased that he can get a college education while maintaining his busy professional schedule. “The one discovery that surprised me the most was the level of commitment from KSU dancers,” he says. “They have such a contagious intensity. Everyone is encouraging and cares for one another.” “This partnership gives us regional and national recognition through our affiliation with one of the premier ballet companies in the nation,” says Pulinkala, director the KSU Program in Dance, “and Atlanta Ballet is able to diversify the experience of their dancers by offering them the opportunity to pursue a college degree in dance.” For more information about the collaboration, click the Atlanta Ballet link at www.kennesaw.edu/theatre/dance. 10


NATIoNAl BlACK ArTS FeSTIVAl

PHIlADANCo reTUrNS To ATl In Recognition of their 40th Anniversary

the National Black Arts Festival’s (NBAF) 22 years of presenting dance we have watched the history of the form unfold. The likes of Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Garth Fagin, Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Dianne McIntyre, Forces of Nature, Evidence, Ballethnic, Giwayen Mata, Chuck Davis and George Faison have graced our stages and helped build an audience for black dance in the United States. Additionally, NBAF’s presentation of African, Caribbean and Latin choreographers and dance companies have illustrated the continuum of the African Diasporic experience. The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) returns to National Black Arts Festival for two performances, July 15 and July 17, 2010, in recognition of their 40th Anniversary. For 40 years, PHILADANCO has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad, providing extraordinary dance performances and brilliant works that are described as, “…Exuberant…” by The New York Times, “... electrifying: sure, fervent, [and] beautifully accomplished…” by the Miami Herald and “…nothing short of sensational” by Toronto, Canada’s Globe and Mail Newspaper. In celebration of PHILADANCO’s 40 years of excellence, notable choreographers such as Urban Bush Women’s Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Troy Powell and newcomer Camille Brown, have created new works that harness the energy and culture of funk music. Zollar’s work, By Way of the Funk, was commissioned by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, during the tenure of NBAF’s Executive Producer/CEO, Neil Barclay. NBAF invites Atlanta to experience PHILADANCO, with their unique blend of style and technique on July 15th, at 7:30 PM, and July 17th, at 2:00 PM, at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. Tickets are available at www.nbaf.org. To learn more about NBAF and this event visit NBAF.org or contact Margaret Kargbo by phone at 404224-3463 or via email at mkargbo@nbaf.org. 12


Kennesaw State University

PROGRAM IN DANCE

P h o to by R o b e r t Pa c k

Depar tment of Theatre and Per formance Studies

Dance

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Bachelor of Arts Degree in

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The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to announce it is expanding its spring concert series to include performances in four cities across Georgia before the road leads back to Atlanta for homecoming concerts March 26-27 at Virginia Highland Church. In “The Road Leads Back: Georgia On Our Minds,” the 100-voice chorus will perform the wide range of musical styles for which it is well-known... from jazz to classical music, satire to spirituals, and love songs to Broadway show tunes. For tickets or more information about The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, call (404) 320-1030 or visit www.agmchorus.org


SHoWGUIDe ProFIle: lee HArPer

30 YeArS oF INSPIrATIoN, INNoVATIoN AND INFlUeNCe By Julie Herron Carson

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ooking back over the past three decades, it’s strange to think how different Atlanta’s dance landscape might be today, if not for the inspiration, guidance and constancy of Lee Harper, founder of Lee Harper & Dancers. Through her dance school and performing company, along with partnerships with organizations like the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera, Miss Harper has taught dance to generations of Atlantans and delighted audiences for over 30 years with her innovative choreography and captivating live performances. It all began in Atlanta in 1975 when Miss Harper was invited by Maestro Robert Shaw to choreograph the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s first production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. The old adage says the direction of a life can turn on a dime. In this case, it turned on the point of a dance shoe as a single opportunity to choreograph grew into a life-long love affair between Miss Harper and the City of Atlanta. “Lee Harper and I have had some 30 years of collaboration, and I adore working with her each and every time,” said Jere Flint, staff conductor for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. “Whether it’s choreographing dance for audiences of young children or sophisticated adults, her imagination is golden.” Miss Harper is a native of Hickory, N.C. She attended the Juilliard School of Music and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. Before coming to Atlanta, she performed professionally with several companies, including the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. “It’s hard to comprehend the breadth of influence Lee has had on Atlanta’s cultural life,” said Gwenyth Dixon, former ballet mistress for the Atlanta Ballet and long-time performer and teacher with Lee Harper & Dancers. “In addition to her own endeavors, her reach extends throughout the city’s performing arts community through her various partnerships and collaborations. Even her endurance is remarkable, since she continues to teach, perform and inspire dancers and audiences with the same innovation she has shown throughout the years.” Lee Harper founded her school and dance company in 1980. A Lexus Leader of the Arts, she is the recipient of numerous honors including two Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is married to attorney Wayne Vason. They have two children, Katie and Fin. When Lee first arrived, I knew that Atlanta had attracted a very special talent,” said Flint. “She is truly one of Atlanta’s artistic and personal treasures.” For more information visit www.leeharperanddancers.com. 14


SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company

POP! A taste of Society’s obsession with Fame, Greed, & Power

July 8-10 7 Stages Theater

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GWINNeTT BAlleT THeATre

CeleBrATING 32 YeArS oF NUrTUrING YoUNG DANCerS

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hen the staff and students of Gwinnett Ballet Theatre said goodbye to 14 year old Nancy Casciano last September, it was a bittersweet moment. It is sad for a student to leave. But the fact that Nancy will be studying at the School of American Ballet in New York City on full scholarship also makes a statement about the quality of training and “nurturing” that goes on at the GBT studios in Snellville, Georgia. Founded in 1977 by Lynn Snipes, the studio has provided excellent dance instruction to generations of area dancers. Lisa Sheppard Robson has been at the helm since 1997 as Artistic Director. Under her guidance, GBT has seen its students win awards, scholarships, and accolades. An Honor Company with Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, the company has launched numerous students into the ranks of prestigious dance companies. One such alumna is Alessandra Ball, a Princess Grace Award winner, now dancing as Principal with North Carolina Dance Theatre. Dance Magazine named alumna Jessica Collado, soloist at Houston Ballet, one of its “25 To Watch in 2009.” Alumni Robert Dekkers performs with ODC Dance Company in San Francisco, having also danced with Ballet Arizona. The latest student to receive honors is 14 year old Abigrace Diprima. Abigrace competed in the Junior Division of the Youth America Grand Prix in January, receiving the third place award for her contemporary solo and top twelve in her classical ballet variation. She continues to the YAGP finals in New York City this March. These young dancers, among other GBT alumni who have danced professionally, are all the product of a system which considers “nurturing” as a part of the educational approach. The annual GBT production of Nutcracker utilizes the gifts of dancers age 4 through 18. This production is accompanied by the professional Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, conducted by New Trinity Baroque’s Predrag Gosta. Spring concerts which emphasize contemporary dance as well as classical ballet, plus the annual SERBA festival, create a balance between instruction, growth, and having fun. For more information visit wwww.gwinnettballet.org or call GBT at 770-978-0188. 16


LEE HARPER STUDIOS Home of

Lee Harper & Dancers and

Lee Harper & Dancers II,

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Creative Movement · Modern · Ballet · Pointe · Tap 3080 E. Shadowlawn • Buckhead between Peachtree & E. Paces Ferry

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Get information about Ms. Harper’s book, Lee Harper & Dancers... Since 1980, on her updated website, leeharperanddancers.com

Lee Harper named a 2002 Lexus Leader of the Arts. 30 Years of Teaching and Performing in Atlanta

SONG OF ATLANTA SHOW CHORUS presents

“A BLAST FROM THE PA PAST” ST” featuring . . .

GEORGIA REGIONAL GIRLS CHOIR (matinee only only))

MOXIE LADIES

JULIE GRIBBLE

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Song of Atlanta Show Chorus at the

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council

Blessed Trinity Performing Arts Theater Theater— —Roswell, GA Saturday Saturday— —April 24, 2010 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM Tickets www.songofatlanta.com or 770 605--4211 770--605


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CORE 2010 Tickets & Location Premiering five aerial, dance and multimedia works. The Adventurous Tales of B’boy and Flygirl push the boundaries of dance movement into flight. Zugzwang will be performed by Matt Kent, who currently tours world-wide as Creative Director for Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Threshold 2010 is inspired by alpha-theta stimulus to gain greater awakening of the mind. Turn the Page and Pink’s Sober (tribute to Pink’s Performance) promise exciting aerial dance on lyra, silks and trapeze. CORE Concert Dance Company Contemporary & Aerial Dance Concert 2010 Wednesday – Saturday, Feb. 24-27, 2010 and The CORE Alum Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3:00 PM Song of Atlanta Show Chorus Song of Atlanta, 6th place Sweet Adelines International a cappella chorus in the world, is gearing up for their annual show, A Blast From The Past, to be presented April 24, featuring Moxie Ladies (Sweet Adelines 2009 International Quartet Champions), Julie Gribble (singer, song-writer and performer), Georgia Regional Girls Choir (nonprofit, nondenominational touring choir for girls in 3rd through 12th grades) and, of course, Song of Atlanta. You will not want to miss this show! Two performances – 3:00 and 7:30 PM. General admission – $15, seniors & students – $10, children under six – free. For more information, visit www.songofatlanta.com or call 770-605-4211.

SIDEWAYS—Social Activism Through Dance SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company was created to inspire change and present social and political opinions through dance. SIDEWAYS performs throughout the southeast, and two annual concerts highlight SIDEWAYS’ season. Join SIDEWAYS for its fourth annual repertory concert POP! July 8-10 at 7 Stages Theater. Through their educational programs, SIDEWAYS promotes dance as a beneficial activity for all members of society. Everyone is an Artist, the Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome, and Emerging Artist programs encourage students to express themselves through dance and develop their artistic side. SIDEWAYS CARES introduces dance to students in under-served populations through ticket donations. www.sidewaysdance.org. The Rialto Center for the Arts An anchor for the revitalization of the historic Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta, the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University has seen more than 600,000 visitors enjoy performances ranging from theatre to dance to spoken word to film and to music, including jazz, blues, rock, classical and world arts. Our current season—Where Atlanta Meets the World—includes Dee Dee Bridgewater presenting a Billie Holiday Tribute; Dayton Contemporary Dance with three dances inspired by the visual art of Jacob Lawrence; Bela Fleck’s Africa Project; Zakir Hussain, master drummer from India; Eddie Palmieri, Latin Jazz legend; and more! www.rialtocenter.org

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The Michael O’Neal Singers The Michael O’Neal Singers (MOS) organization has established itself as one of the premier community choruses in the Southeastern United States and in 2008 celebrated its 20th anniversary season. Comprised of a symphonic chorus of over 140 auditioned voices and a chamber ensemble of 24 voices, MOS provides a unique opportunity to the north metropolitan Atlanta community to experience choral presentations of artistic excellence and programmatic variety. Our 2010 season continues with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and our 2nd annual High School Music Festival. Visit www.mosingers.com for more information about The Michael O’Neal Singers.

Little Shop of Horrors at The Lyric April 16 and May 2, 2010 The Lyric brings its fantastic, Suzi Award-nominated production to the Strand. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name, thanks to the highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop Of Horrors never fails to entertain.

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Frankenstein A SURREAL PUPPET PLAY FOR ADULTS FEBRUARY 18–27, 2010 Schwartz Center, Theater Lab • $18.

Adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig of Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. First produced for the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival, this take on Mary Shelley’s classic is a musical world of voodoo ritual, humor, and horror.

OKLAHOMA! APRIL 1–11, 2010

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. Original dances by Agnes de Mille. Features live orchestra. Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center • $20. Emory’s John Ammerman directs the quintessential American musical love story about handsome cowboy Curley and winsome farm girl Laurey.

Also at Emory: • Jazz Bassist John Clayton 2/13 • Song of America, Thomas

Hampson, baritone 2/19 • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 2/24–26


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Kudzu Playhouse Features RENT RENT. Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical, RENT established itself as a cornerstone of modern American musical theatre. RENT will be produced locally by Roswell’s award-winning community theater, Kudzu Playhouse, under license from Music Theatre International. Directing this ensemble cast will be the well-qualified talents of Andy Meeks. Mr. Meeks received much critical acclaim as Mark in the National Broadway tour of RENT. Music direction by Spencer G. Stephens. Kudzu Playhouse’s production of RENT opens February 19, 2010 and runs through March 21, 2010. Tickets are available online at www.kudzuplayhouse.org.

place where dancers of all skill levels can take a variety of classes designed to inspire and motivate them. GDA is located in an incredibly spacious facility which includes four separate studios, a visitors lobby, and a lounge area where students can relax or warm up before class. The teaching staff at GDA is comprised of working professionals who provide first-rate instruction in a multitude of styles ranging from classical ballet to go-go stiletto. Whether you seek a fun way to get fit, want to sharpen your technique, or are simply in the mood to try something new and exciting, Gotta Dance Atlanta can accommodate all of your needs while giving you an experience you won’t soon forget. Ferst Season Continues with Arlo Guthrie, Tao Drum and Bad Boys of Dance Spring ushers in an awesome line-up at the Ferst Center for the Arts, from folk rock icon Arlo Guthrie to two Atlanta premiere performances: Tao, The Martial Art of Drumming and Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance. The Ferst Center, located on the Georgia Tech campus, programs an outstanding season from September to April featuring jazz, dance, comedy and theatre. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day is Eileen Ivers, who came to fame as the fiddler in Riverdance, telling the story of the impact of Irish music on America. Also on stage this spring are dance company Pilobolus, the Peking Acrobats, and musician Pat Metheny. For more information visit www.ferstcenter.org or call the Box Office at 404-894-9600.

Jazz Orchestra Atlanta Ballroom dancing to a live big band is alive and well in Atlanta! Dance the evening away on Daza Dance Ballroom Academy’s 4,000 square foot dance floor to the classy jazz sounds of Jazz Orchestra Atlanta’s 16-piece big band. Special guest vocalist “Big Mike” Geier sings on Valentine’s Day Sunday, Feb 14th. This new event occurs every 2nd Sunday of the month beginning Sunday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $20 person and include two drinks and light snacks. Future dates are Sunday, March 14th and Sunday, April 18th. Call 678-910-9693 for tickets. Don’t miss this show! Gotta Dance Atlanta Gotta Dance Atlanta (GDA) is more than just a dance studio, it is a unique, energetic 20


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Georgia Tech’s DramaTech Theater DramaTech Theater is Georgia Tech’s student-run theater and the oldest continuously operating theater in Atlanta, est. 1947. We offer a four-show main stage season of plays and musicals; improv; variety shows; and several workshop productions. Most of our performances take place in the Dean James E. Dull Theater, attached to the Ferst Center for the Arts. General admission for all of our shows is $10. This spring, DramaTech Theater will present The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh February 19-20 and 24-27, followed by Mel Brooks’ musical the Producers April 9-10, 1417, and 24-25. The final week of performances will take place on the stage of the Ferst Center for the Arts.

company, guest choreographers and local artists. The line up includes new choreography by company members Kristyn McGeehan, Stephanie Johnson, Jena Kovash, Cara O’Grady and, making his BCD choreographic debut, Stephen Loch! Guest works created for BCD include a new dance by nationally renowned choreographer Bubba Carr and a premiere by Beth Lewis of Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Shorts 5 also includes new creations by returning artists Alix Miller and Staci Scaturro and a special guest performance by the critically acclaimed Adele Meyers & Dancers. The Atlanta Workshop Players Present “DESTINY” Performing Arts Camp 2010! Hundreds of students gather from five continents to share their talents & be inspired by internationally known master teachers. The students of AWP sing, dance & act for Stage & Screen. ADVANCED PERFORMERS AUDITION FOR TOP AGENTS & CASTING DIRECTORS. Students see shows, have recreational activities & make life-long friends! Sessions include: TV/Film, Musical Theatre, Improv, Classical Theatre, Commercial Acting, Dialects, Stage Combat, Mime, Juggling, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical Dance, Swing and much more! Day Camps & Residential Camps available. Beginner thru Professional Levels, age 7-18. www.AtlantaWorkshopPlayers.com awplayers@ aol.com 770-998-8111

Capitol City Opera Capitol City Opera is celebrating 26 years of educating and entertaining through our outreach school programs to elementary, middle and high schools, our monthly Dinner and a Diva™ series and our Mainstage productions using local talent. Don’t miss our upcoming production of Vaughan Williams’ adaptation of J.M. Synge’s Irish tragedy Riders To The Sea, with Gian Carlo Menotti’s comedy Old Maid And The Thief. Capitol City Opera is always performing! More information at www.capitolcityopera. org or by calling 678-301-8013

Arts @ Emory Celebrate American Song Feb. 19 with Hampson Leading baritone of opera Thomas Hampson, who always dazzles Atlanta audiences, partners with the Library of Congress for

brooks & company dance This April brooks & company dance celebrates the fifth anniversary of their dynamic Shorts program, featuring new dances by the 21


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a triumphant return with an exciting new program. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the first American song Hamspon will sing hymns, spirituals, psalms, folk, cowboy and war songs by Bernstein, Copland, Ives and lesser-known but important composers Harry T. Buleigh, Arthur Farwell, Elinor Remick Warren, and others. This Candler Concert Series performance is February 19 at 8 p.m. in Emory University, Schwartz Center, Emerson Concert Hall. Tickets/information, visit www.arts.emory. edu or call 404-727-5050. Alabama Shakespeare Festival The 2010 season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival promises more of the outstanding

theatre that ASFís reputation has been built upon. Harriet’s Return (February 5-28)Based on the life of legendary Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, this riveting one woman show features actress and playwright Karen Meadows Jones as more than 30 characters. Provocative Premieres from the Southern Writers’ Project Nobody (March 12-28) This provocative new musical is based on the tempestuous lives of African-American vaudeville performers Bert Williams and George Walker, who broke racial barriers by portraying racial stereotypes. The Fall of the House (April 9-25) The spirit of Edgar Allen Poe haunts this mind-

presents

1996 Tony Award Winner

The art of award winning Dance Photographer

Richard Calmes is available in his first book

Directed By Andy Meeks

DANCE MAGIC

February 19 - March 21, 2010

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bending new play that brings together magic, betrayal, forbidden love, tragic accidents, secret documents and familial bonds that span 150 years. Tickets range from $20 - $42. Group and other discounts are available. For tickets or more information visit www.asf.net or call 1.800.841.4273. Actor’s Express Presents the Southeastern Premiere of 100 Saints You Should Know. Actor’s Express, lauded as the city’s most vital theatrical venue, is proud to present the Southeastern premiere of 100 Saints You Should Know. The lives of five people collide in this emotionally charged drama about unraveling

faith and the redemptive power of human connection. While Matthew is on an enforced furlough from the priesthood, he seeks refuge at the home of his curious and devout mother. He is followed by Theresa, the rectory’s cleaning lady, who is desperately searching for meaning and completion while trying her best to raise her unruly teenage daughter alone. Through vividly poignant character sketches, we find sometimes that God really is in the details—even when those details get messy. Featuring Carolyn Cook. The production runs from March 18 – April 17. For tickets and more information please go to www.actorsexpress.com or call 404-607-7469.

1778 Ellsworth Industrial Dr. Atlanta, GA 30318 404.352.0420 www.got2dance.net


ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE

February

Dance

TALES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE FEB 2 ~ FEB 21 · PRICES: $18.00 - $22.00 Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St NW TIX: 404-873-3391 · www.puppet.org

Theatre BROWNIE POINTS FEB 3 ~ FEB 28 · PRICES: $15.00 - $35.00 Theatrical Outfit 84 Luckie St, Atlanta TIX: 678-528-1500 · www.theatricaloutfit.org

TENNIS IN NABLUS JAN 29 ~ FEB 21 · PRICES: $30.00 Alliance Theatre Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St TIX: 404-733-5000 · www.alliancetheatre.org

DOUBT JAN 6 ~ MAR 13 · PRICES: $10.00 - $15.00 Pumphouse Players Legion Theatre114 Main St, Cartersville TIX: 770-387-2610 · www.pumphouseplayers.com

THE GRADUATE FEB 19 ~ MAR 20 · PRICES: $17.12 - $19.26 Rosewater Theatre 633 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell TIX: 770-640-5500 · www.rosewatertheatre.com

FIRST BITE AT TWILIGHT JAN 14 ~ APR 22 · PRICES:$60.00 -$62.50 Agatha’s Mystery Dinner Theatre 161 Peachtree Center Ave. 30303 TIX: 404 584-2211 · Times: Tu-Th,& Sa @ 7:30, Fr @ 8:00, Su @ 6:00

WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER FEB 25 ~ MAR 14 · PRICES: $23.00 - $33.00 Georgia Ensemble Theatre Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St, Roswell TIX: 770-641-1260 · www.get.org

Dance

FRANKENSTEIN FEB 18 ~ FEB 27 · PRICES: $6.00 - $18.00 Arts at Emory Schwartz Center Theater Lab Emory University 1700 N Decatur Rd TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

CORE CONCERT DANCE COMPANY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 2010 AND THE CORE ALUM SHOW FEB. 24 - 28 · PRICES: $10.00 - $15.00 UGA Department of Dance New Dance Theatre 325 Sanford Drive, Dance Bldg TIX: 706-542-8579 Times: We - Sa@ 8:00, Su @ 3:00

HARRIETS RETURN FEB 5 - 28 · PRICES: $28.00 - $39.00 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 TIX: 800-841-4273 · www.asf.net

DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE FEB 20 ONLY · PRICES: $32.00 - $56.00 Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW TIX: 404-413-9TIX · www.rialtocenter.org

OUR TOWN FEB 21 ~ MAR 21 · PRICES: $20.00 - $30.00 True Colors Theatre Company Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta TIX: 404-588-0308 · www.truecolorstheatrecompany.com

DAZAJAZZA Jazz Orchestra Atlanta & Daza Dance Ballroom Academy FEB 14, MAR 14, APR 18 · PRICES: $20.00 3005 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 4000 TIX: 678-910-9693 · www.orchestraatlanta.org Times: 7:00 & 9:00

ROMEO AND JULIET FEB 4 ~ FEB 28 · PRICES: $12.00 - $35.00 The New American Shakespeare Tavern Shakespeare Tavern, The 499 Peachtree St TIX: 404-874-5299 · www.shakespearetavern.com

FLORA GLENN CANDLER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET FEB 24 ~ FEB 26 · PRICES: $10.00 - $25.00 Arts at Emory, Schwartz Center Dance Studio 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Emory University TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

SHOOTING STAR FEB 12 ~ MAR 14 · PRICES: $21.00 - $33.00 Horizon Theatre Company 1083 Austin Ave TIX: 404-584-7450 x100 · www.horizontheatre.com

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET PERFORMING COPPELIA FEB 22 · PRICES: $35.00 - $65.00 Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St NE TIX: 1-800-745-3000 · www.ticketmaster.com www.foxtheatre.org

SKETCHWORKS’ SUPER SOLID GOLD MEGA HITS! FEB 12 ~ MAR 13 · PRICES: $5.00 - $17.00 Sketchworks Theatre 3041 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur Tix: 404-499-8181 · www.sketchworkscomedy.com

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shows LUNCHTIME IN THE STUDIO OCT 15 ~ APR 15 · PRICES: $0.00 Several Dancers Core, 139 Sycamore St, Decatur TIX: 404-373-4154 · www.severaldancerscore.org SALON OCT 15 ~ APR 15 · PRICES: $0.00 Several Dancers Core, 139 Sycamore St, Decatur TIX: 404-373-4154 · www.severaldancerscore.org

Music Theatre AIDA FEB 27 ~ MAR 7 · PRICES: $40.00 - $140.00 The Atlanta Opera @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2 Cobb Galleria Pkwy TIX: 770-916-2800 · www.atlantaopera.org ALL NIGHT STRUT FEB 19 ~ MAR 7 · PRICES: $38.55 Atlanta Lyric Theatre The Strand Theatre117 North Park Square, Marietta TIX: 404-377-9948 · www.atlantalyrictheatre.com BABY - THE MUSICAL COMEDY FEB 12 ~ FEB 27 · PRICES: $12.00 Centerstage North Theatre Art Place, The 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta TIX: 770-516-3330 · www.centerstagenorth.org RENT FEB 19 ~ MAR 21 · PRICES: $25.00 Kudzu Playhouse10743 Alpharetta Highway Brannon Square, Roswell TIX: 770-594-1020 · www.kudzuplayhouse.org

Concert MEI-ANN CHEN LEADS DVORAK’S 8TH, PARKER PERFORMS THE RACH RHAPSODY FEB 25 ~ FEB 27 · PRICES: $20.00 - $75.00 ATLANTA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT FEB 28 ONLY · PRICES: $12.00 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St NE TIX: 404-733-5000 · www.atlantasymphony.org DINNER AND A DIVA: OPERA DUETS FEB 16 ONLY · PRICES: $55.00 Capitol City Opera @ Sugo Historic Roswell Clocktower Place 408 S. Atlanta St, Roswell Box Office: 770-641-9131 @ Petite Auberge 2935 North Druid Hills Rd TIX: 404-634-6268 · www.ccityopera.com

GUEST ARTISTS - MEEHAN/PERKINS PERCUSSION DUO FEB 20 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Georgia State University School of Music Florence Kopleff Recital Hall 10 Peachtree Center Ave TIX: 404-413-5901 · www.music.gsu.edu HECTOR OLIVERA, ORGAN FEB 20 ONLY · PRICES: $30.00 GWINNETT CHORAL GUILD FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT FEB 21 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 TAYLOR EIGSTI FEB 27 ONLY · PRICES: $35.00 ATLANTA CHAMBER PLAYERS FEB 28 ONLY · PRICES: $25.00 Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow TIX: 678-466-4200 · www.spiveyhall.org MASTERS OF PERSIAN MUSIC FEB 26 ONLY · PRICES: $20.00 - $40.00 MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR FEB 27 ONLY · PRICES: $29.00 - $46.00 Ferst Center for the Arts Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW TIX: 404-894-9600 · www.ferstcenter.org Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts magazine, in print and online! www.atlantashowguide.com


Dance

ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE NEW TRINITY BAROQUE OCT 30 ~ APR 24 · PRICES: $29.00 New Trinity Baroque. St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church 1790 LaVista Rd, Atlanta TIX: 770-638-7574 · www.newtrinitybaroque.org

DISNEY’S MULAN FEB 27 ~ MAR 14 · PRICES: $20.00 - $40.00 Alliance Theatre Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St, TIX: 404-733-5000 · www.alliancetheatre.org

SONG OF AMERICA: THOMAS HAMPSON, BARITONE, FLORA GLENN CANDLER CONCERT SERIES FEB 19 ONLY · PRICES: $20.00 - $50.00 BERTRAND GIRAUD, PIANO, EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA EMERSON SERIES FEB 21 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 - $20.00 EMORY WIND ENSEMBLE, SCOTT STEWART, DIRECTOR FEB 26 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 ATLANTA SACRED CHORALE: “MASTERWORKS,” ERIC NELSON, DIRECTOR FEB 27 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 - $20.00 RAZZLE DAZZLE FIREWORKS!, UNIVERSITY ORGANIST RECITAL SERIES FEB 28 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Arts at Emory, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Emory University TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

RAINFOREST ADVENTURES JAN 12 ~ MAR 7 · PRICES: $11.20 - $16.00 Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St NW TIX: 404-873-3391 · www.puppet.org

March Theatre ABIE’S IRISH ROSE MAR 11 ~ MAR 20 · PRICES: $0.00 The Underground Theatre Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE TIX: 404-634-5134 x216 · www.uuca.org/community/ music-the-arts/underground-theatre

SOUNDS OF SUNDA, GAMELAN CONSORTIUM CONCERT FEB 20 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Arts at Emory, Emory Performing Arts Studio Emory University 1804 N. Decatur Rd. TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

BLACK PEARL SINGS MAR 26 ~ APR 25 · PRICES: $21.00 - $33.00 Horizon Theatre Company 1083 Austin Ave TIX: 404-584-7450 · www.horizontheatre.com

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR FEB 25 · PRICES: $35.00 - $65.00 Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St NE TIX: 1-800-745-3000 · www.ticketmaster.com www. foxtheatre.org

ETHAN FROME MAR 11 ~ APR 11 · PRICES: $11.00 - $33.00 Theatre in the Square 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta TIX: 770-422-8369 x-10 · www.theatreinthesquare.com FUDDY MEARS MAR 19 ~ APR 10 · PRICES: $23.00 Onstage Atlanta 2597 North Decatur Rd, Decatur TIX: 404-897-1802 · www.onstageatlanta.com

“AMORE” LOVE THROUGH THE AGES FEB 21 · PRICES: $10.00 The Michael O’Neal Chamber Singers Alpharetta Presbyterian Church 180 Academy St TIX: 770-594-7974 www.mosingers.com

KING LEAR MAR 4 ~ APR 4 · PRICES: $12.00 - $35.00 The New American Shakespeare Tavern Shakespeare Tavern, The 499 Peachtree St TIX: 404-874-5299 · www.shakespearetavern.com

Performing Arts Camp CAMP DESTINY JUN 7 - JULY 24 · PRICES: CAMP $199 - $1,675 Atlanta Workshop Players Studio Of The Arts & Oglethorpe University 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 111 Alpharetta Oglethorpe Univ. 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta TIX: 770-998-8111 Days: Jun 7-11,14-18, 21-25, Jul 5-10,11-16,11-24

MASTER CLASS MAR 19 ~ APR 11 · PRICES: $12.00 - $24.00 Stage Door Players North DeKalb Cultural Ctr 5339 ChambleeDunwoody Rd, Dunwoody TIX: 770-396-1726 · www.stagedoorplayers.net NOBODY MAR 12 ~ 28 · PRICES: $28.00 - $36.00 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 TIX: 800-841-4273 · www.asf.net

Kids Shows AURORA CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE JAN 23 ~ MAY 22 · PRICES: $7.42 Aurora Theatre128 Pike St, Lawrenceville TIX: 770-476-7926 · www.auroratheatre.com

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shows NOISES OFF MAR 5 ~ APR 3 · PRICES: $17.12 - $19.26 Rosewater Theatre 633 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell TIX: 770-640-5500 · www.rosewatertheatre.com THE GOSPEL OF JOHN MAR 11 ~ MAR 14 · PRICES: $10.00 Gainesville Theatre Alliance Gainesville State College’s Ed Cabell Theatre 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Gainesville TIX: 678-717-3624 · www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org THE LAST DRAGON TO AVONDALE MAR 27 ~ MAR 28 · PRICES: $10.00 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Academy Theatre119 Center St, Avondale Estates TIX: 404-252-4111 · www.artc.org THE SUNSET LIMITED MAR 17 ~ APR 11 · PRICES: $15.00 - $35.00 Theatrical Outfit 84 Luckie St TIX: 678-528-1500 · www.theatricaloutfit.org

Dance ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND WORKS FROM THE REPERTORY MAR 6 · PRICES: $17.00-$12.00 Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy TIX: 404-249-6400 Times: Sa @ 2:30 & 7:30 CINDERELLA MAR 27 ONLY · PRICES: $10.50 - $17.00 Atlanta Dance Theatre Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St, Roswell TIX: 404-438-3028 · www.atlantadancetheatre.org PILOBOLUS MAR 25 ONLY · PRICES: $29.00 - $46.00 THE PEKING ACROBATS MAR 27 ONLY · PRICES: $20.00 - $36.00 Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW TIX: 404-894-9600 · www.ferstcenter.org THE FOUR SEASONS MAR 25 ~ 29 · PRICES: SEE WEBSITE Atlanta Ballet Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Galleria Pkwy TIX: 1-800-982-2787 · www.atlantaballet.com WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH DANCE PRESENTATION MAR 18 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Arts at Emory Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall Emory University 571 S. Kilgo Circle TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

Music Theatre A CATERED AFFAIR MAR 4 ~ MAR 28 · PRICES: $16.00 - $30.00 Aurora Theatre128 Pike St, Lawrenceville TIX: 678-226-6222 · www.auroratheatre.com BELA FLECK: THE AFRICA PROJECT MAR 6 ONLY · PRICES: $36.00 - $62.00 Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW TIX: 404-413-9TIX · www.rialtocenter.org RIDERS TO THE SEA MAR 12 ~ MAR 14 · PRICES: $30.00 - $60.00 Capitol City Opera Conant Performing Arts Center Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd NE TIX: 678-301-8013 www.ccityopera.com THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL MAR 5 ~ MAR 14 · PRICES: $18.00 - $22.00 Cherokee Theatre Company Canton Theatre 171 East Main St, Canton TIX: 770-591-0282 · www.cherokeetheatre.org

Concert JOURNEY OF HOPE ~ AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR MAR 8 · PRICES: $15.00 - $25.00 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Galleria Pkwy TIX: 1-800-745-3000 · www.cobbenergycentre.com ARLO GUTHRIE MAR 5 ONLY · PRICES: $28.00 - $45.00 EILEEN IVERS MAR 12 ONLY · PRICES: $20.00 - $42.00 Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW TIX: 404-894-9600 · www.ferstcenter.org DAVID DEVEAU, PIANO, EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA NOONTIME SERIES MAR 19 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. CHOPIN AND MR. SCHUMANN!, EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA FAMILY SERIES MAR 21 ONLY · PRICES: $4.00 Arts at Emory Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall Emory University 571 S. Kilgo Circle TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu THE WEARIN’ OF GREEN MAR 12 · PRICES: $20.00 The Michael O’Neal Singers Roswell UMC 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell TIX: 770-594-7974 · www.mosingers.com

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Dance

ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE DINNER AND A DIVA: GERMAN NIGHT MAR 16 ONLY · PRICES: $55.00 Capitol City Opera Petite Auberge 2935 North Druid Hills Rd TIX: 404-634-6268 · www.ccityopera.com

SAXOPHONE SUMMIT MAR 21 ONLY · PRICES: $5.00 - $15.00 Georgia State University School of Music Florence Kopleff Recital Hall 10 Peachtree Center Ave TIX: 404-413-5901 · www.music.gsu.edu

EMORY UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, RICHARD PRIOR, DIRECTOR MAR 4 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 ATLANTA YOUTH WIND SYMPHONY, SCOTT STEWART, DIRECTOR MAR 15 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 TANGO CONCERT WITH KRISTIN WENDLAND, PIANO, AND OSVALDO BARRIOS, BANDONEÓN MAR 17 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 EMORY JAZZ COMBOS, GARY MOTLEY, DIRECTOR MAR 31 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 EMORY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, GARY MOTLEY, DIRECTOR MAR 31 ~ APR 20 · PRICES: $0.00 Arts at Emory Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Emory University TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

WIND ORCHESTRA MAR 3 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MAR 19 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE MAR 25 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Georgia State University School of Music Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW TIX: 404-413-5901 · www.music.gsu.edu WOMEN’S CHORUS MAR 18 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Georgia State University School of Music Agnes Chapel, Agnes Scott College TIX: 404-413-5901 · www.music.gsu.edu ZAKIR HUSSAIN’S MASTERS OF PERCUSSION MAR 20 ONLY · PRICES: $32.00 - $56.00 Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9849 · www.rialtocenter.org

MAX RAABE AND THE PALAST ORCHESTRA MAR 7 PRICES: $35.00 - $65.00 Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St NE TIX: 1-800-745-3000 · www.ticketmaster.com www.foxtheatre.org

Kids Shows

RAFAL BLECHACZ, PIANO MAR 6 ONLY PRICES: $40.00 SOUTHERN CRESCENT CHORALE MAR 7 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 SOUTHERN CRESCENT SYMPHONY MAR 12 ONLY · PRICES: $12.00 PATRICK ST MAR 13 ONLY · PRICES: $35.00 GERALD FINLEY, BASS-BARITONE MAR 14 ONLY · PRICES: $40.00 SCHUBERT PIANO TRIOS MAR 20 ONLY · PRICES: $40.00 SÉRGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD, GUITAR DUO MAR 21 ONLY · PRICES: $40.00 CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY OPERA MAR 26 ~ MAR 27 · PRICES: $10.00 Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow TIX: 678-466-4200 · www.spiveyhall.org

GREEN EGGS & HAM MAR 14 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 - $20.00 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1280 Peachtree St NE TIX: 404-733-5000 · www.atlantasymphony.org

April Theatre CHRISTINA DARLING APR 16 ~ MAY 8 · PRICES: $20.00 - $23.00 The Process Theatre Co. Onstage Atlanta 2597 North Decatur Rd, Decatur TIX: 404/245-4205 · www.theprocesstheatre.org EURYDICE APR 13 ~ APR 24 · PRICES: $10.00 - $18.00 Gainesville Theatre Alliance Gainesville State College’s Ed Cabell Theatre 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Gainesville TIX: 678-717-3624 · www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org

STUDENT CONCERT SERIES MAR 1 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 ATLANTA OPERA MASTERCLASS - ELIZABETH BISHOP, MEZZO-SOPRANO MAR 4 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 BENT FREQUENCY MAR 15 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 NEOPHONIA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE MAR 16 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 HARVARD UNIVERSITY KUUMBA SINGERS MAR 19 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00

LETTICE AND LOVAGE APR 9 ~ MAY 22 · PRICES: $28.00 - $39.00 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 TIX: 800-841-4273 · www.asf.net

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shows RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S “OKLAHOMA!” APR 10 ~ APR 11 · PRICES: $6.00 - $20.00 Arts at Emory Mary Gray Munroe Theater Emory University Campus TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS APR 16 ~ MAY 2 · PRICES: $38.55 Atlanta Lyric Theatre The Strand Theatre 117 North Park Square, Marietta TIX: 404-377-9948 · www.atlantalyrictheatre.com

SEALED FOR FRESHNESS APR 15 ~ APR 25 · PRICES: $5.00 - $15.00 Theatre Arts Guild @ Georgia Perimeter College Cole Auditorium 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston TIX: 678-891-3572 · www.gpc.edu/~clafa/

LITTLE WOMEN APR 17 ~ APR 19 · PRICES: $0.00 Gainesville Theatre Alliance Hosch Theatre Brenau University 429 Academy St, Gainesville TIX: 678-717-3624 · www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE APR 9 - 25 · PRICES: $28.00 - $36.00 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 TIX: 800-841-4273 · www.asf.net

OKLAHOMA! APR 1 ~ APR 11 · PRICES: $20.00 Theater Emory Mary Gray Munroe Theater Emory University Campus TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.theater.emory.edu/

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW APR 8 ~ MAY 9 · PRICES: $12.00 - $35.00 The New American Shakespeare Tavern Shakespeare Tavern, The 499 Peachtree St TIX: 404-874-5299 · www.shakespearetavern.com

OPERA 101 - MAGIC FLUTE APR 19 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 The Atlanta Opera 1575 Northside Dr. NW, Bldg 300, Suite 350 TIX: 404-881-8801 · www.atlantaopera.org

Dance

THE PRODUCERS APR 9 - 25 · PRICES: $5.00 - $10.00 DramaTech Theater State and Ferst Dr. Atl TIX: 404-894-3481 · www.dramatech.org

TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT APR 10 ONLY · PRICES: $32.00 - $56.00 Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW TIX: 404-413-9849 · www.rialtocenter.org SHORTS 5 APR 23 & 24 · PRICES: $8.00 -$10.00 Brooks & Company Dance The DeFoor Centre 1710 Defoor Avenue Northwest TIX: Tickets available at door Times: Fr @ 8:00, Sa @ 2:00 & 8:00 6TH ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHER’S SHOWCASE JUL 31 · PRICES: $20.00 Exacklee Right Entertainment sponsored by Gotta Dance Atlanta Georgia World Congress Center 85 Int’l Blvd., NW Times: Sa@ 8:00

Music Theatre BABY APR 16 ~ MAY 2 · PRICES: $15.00 - $25.00 The Legacy Theatre 1175 Senoia Rd, Tyrone TIX: 404-895-1473 · www.thelegacytheatre.org GREASE APR 8 ~ APR 25 · PRICES: $23.00 - $33.00 Georgia Ensemble Theatre Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St, Roswell TIX: 770-641-1260 · www.get.org

Concert JERRY BERGONZI AND THE GSU JAZZ BAND APR 16 ONLY · PRICES: $22.00 - $48.00 Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW TIX: 404-413-9849 · www.rialtocenter.org A BLAST FROM THE PAST APR 24 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 - $20.00 Song of Atlanta Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell TIX: 770-605-4211· www.songofatlanta.com AURORA THEATRE SWING NIGHTS FEATURING METRO JAZZ CLUB AUG 7 ~ APR 10 · PRICES: $15.00 Aurora Theatre128 Pike St, Lawrenceville TIX: 678-226-6222 · www.auroratheatre.com EMORY CHAMBER ENSEMBLES APR 6 ~ APR 13 · PRICES: $0.00 BARENAKED VOICES: SEVENTH ANNUAL EMORY STUDENT A CAPPELLA CELEBRATION APR 9 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 ROBERT SPANO, PIANO, EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA EMERSON SERIES APR 10 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 - $20.00 EMORY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, MICHAEL CEBULSKI, DIRECTOR

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE APR 11 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 EMORY UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & UNIVERSITY CHORUS APR 16 ~ APR 17 · PRICES: $0.00 Arts at Emory Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Emory University TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu

EMORY’S YOUNG ARTISTS, EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA NOONTIME SERIES APR 16 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Arts at Emory Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall Emory University 571 S. Kilgo Circle TIX: 404-727-5050 · www.arts.emory.edu PAT METHENY APR 8 ONLY · PRICES: $35.00 - $54.00 TAO- THE MARTIAL ART OF DRUMMING APR 9 ONLY · PRICES: $20.00 - $46.00 Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Dr NW TIX: 404-894-9600 · www.ferstcenter.org PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE APR 6 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE APR 15 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST JERRY BERGONZI, SAXOPHONE APR 16 ONLY · PRICES: $11.00 - $48.00

Dance Shows Georgia State University School of Music Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW TIX: 404-413-5901 · www.music.gsu.edu RICHARD MORRIS, ORGAN APR 10 ONLY · PRICES: $30.00 PIEDMONT COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS APR 11 ONLY · PRICES: $15.00 JASON VIEAUX, GUITAR APR 17 ONLY · PRICES: $35.00 RICHARD GOODE, PIANO APR 18 ONLY · PRICES: $50.00 Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow TIX: 678-466-4200 · www.spiveyhall.org STUDENT CONCERT SERIES APR 2 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES APR 13 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 NEOPHONIA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE APR 20 ONLY · PRICES: $0.00 Georgia State University School of Music Florence Kopleff Recital Hall 10 Peachtree Center Ave TIX: 404-413-5901 · www.music.gsu.edu

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dramatech theater presents

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April 9,10,14-17,24,25 at 8:00pm

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BROOKS L M ME U THE

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman

THE PRODUCERS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

For 20% Discount

Use Code: SHOWGUIDE online or call the Box Office

February 19 – March 7, 2010

Yes, Swing’s the Thing!

The Lyric brings its fantastic, “Suzi” Awardnominated production to the Strand.

April 16 – May 2, 2010

Little Shop of Horrors All performances take place at

The Strand Theatre

117 N Park Sq. NE • Marietta, GA (free parking across the street)

Call or go online for tickets

(404) 377 9948 · www.atlantalyrictheatre.com Ticket price includes 6% sales tax plus $1 Strand Theatre restoration fee.



Atlanta ShowGuide Dance 2010