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Holiday 2017

Lauren Gunderson, America’s Busiest Playwright, Comes Home for the Holidays Also Inside: Shelley Grames at Atlanta Dance Theatre GSU’s School of Music’s Annual Gala Holiday Concert GET Celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary Season Alliance Theatre Brings A Christmas Carol to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Experience Festivities, Fun, and Seasonal Shopportunities in Decatur Synchronicity: 20 Years of Smart, Gutsy, Bold Theatre • Comfort & Joy with Atlanta Master Chorale Spend Your Holiday Season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ShowGuide Spotlights Performance Listings November - December 2017 ShowGuide Venues & More


2015 Theatrical Outfit & Aurora Theatre, MEMPHIS Photo by Chris Bartelski

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Lauren Gunderson, America’s Busiest Playwright, Comes Home for the Holidays

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Shelley Grames Continues the Artistic Legacy of Ruth Mitchell at Atlanta Dance Theatre By Holley Calmes

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Bring in the Holidays with Georgia State University’s School of Music’s Annual Gala Holiday Concert

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GET Celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary Season with Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

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Alliance Theatre Brings its Broadway-scale Production of A Christmas Carol to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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Experience Festivities, Fun, and Seasonal Shopportunities You’ll Find Only in Decatur

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Synchronicity: 20 Years of Smart, Gutsy, Bold Theatre

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Comfort and Joy: An Atlanta Master Chorale Tradition

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Spend Your Holiday Season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights Performance Listings November – December 2017 Atlanta ShowGuide Venues and More

On the Cover: UPPER: 2016/17 IN THE HEIGHTS, Theatrical Outfit & Aurora Theater, Photo by Chris Bartelski LOWER: 2015 A LITTLE PRINCESS, Theatrical Outfit, Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus


2015 Silent Sky, Written by Lauren Gunderson, Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus

Lauren Gunderson, America’s Busiest Playwright, Comes Home for the Holidays

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If you take a child to the theater, not only will they practice empathy, they might also laugh uproariously, or come home singing about science, or want to know more about history, or tell you what happened at school today, or spend all dinner discussing music, or learn how to handle conflict, or start becoming future patrons of the arts.”

heatrical Outfit’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is the Southeastern premiere of the popular, new holiday show co-written by Lauren Gunderson, the writer of The Outfit’s hit play Silent Sky about female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.  Lauren was recently named the most produced living playwright in the United States by American Theatre magazine.  “When my co-author Margot Melcon and I started Miss Bennet, we wanted to create a holiday story for everyone that explores the complexities of family and love. It had to be funny, moving, romantic and smart. It had to be something Jane Austen would approve of. We are so proud of the play and the incredible reception its premiere received across the country last year. I can’t think of a better community with whom to share this story than my Theatrical Outfit family.”  — Lauren Gunderson, playwright This December, travel back to England in 1815, and cozy up with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters at Pemberley, the grand estate of newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. Middle daughter Mary Bennet, bookish and often

—Lauren Gunderson overshadowed by her sisters, blossoms when a curious visitor proves himself an intellectual match, kindred spirit, and possibly more. For the first time, Mary must stand tall and become the heroine of her own story. Told with modern wit and period style, this effervescent, comedic sequel to one of the most beloved literary romances of all time will enchant Jane Austen fans and new-comers alike. Location: Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, Ga, 30303. Dates: November 30 – December 24, 2017. Tickets: www.TheatricalOutfit.org or call 678.529.1500

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CREATIVE PROCESS:

Shelley Grames Continues the Artistic Legacy of Ruth Mitchell at Atlanta Dance Theatre

Dancers Shelley Grames & B.J. Toups, Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre production By George, photo by Armando Church

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o this day, I still hear her voice in my head,” says Shelley Grames, Artistic Director of Atlanta Dance Theatre in Sandy Springs. The disembodied voice belonged to Atlanta dance industry icon Ruth Mitchell, and this beloved mentor still guides Grames’ artistic decision-making as she “ADT’s Founding Director Johnny Kelley prepares for ADT’s “Nutcracker” production. approached me when I first came to ADT five Among the many ballet studios and preyears ago about the company performing a professional companies that inhabit suburban Nutcracker,” says Grames. “The company had Atlanta, ADT enjoys the gift of being Mitchell’s been performing her ‘Babes in Toyland’ for over direct artistic recipient through Grames. 20 years. She wanted her dancers to have the ADT’s Artistic Director opportunity to perform in Nutcracker graduated from Brenau University as an important part of their dance with a BFA in Dance Pedagogy and training.” performed professionally with With this upcoming project Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre and as an artistic and organizational Gainesville Ballet. “I fell in love challenge, Grames has no doubt it with teaching, choreography, and will succeed yet again. “For the most eventually directing,” Grames part, our Nutcracker is a traditional Shelley Grames explains. She became the Assistant one,” she states, “and we have some Director for the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre/ sensational guest artists. I am a huge fan of Metropolitan Dance Theatre for over 5 years. the Battle Scene, and every ballet needs a little “Ruth gave me my first professional humor. Our Rat Queen is glorious and our rats break,” continues Grames. “She hired me right are a little more contemporary in nature. It’s out of college and saw more in me than I a family friendly show with something for ever did. She instilled in me a work ethic and everyone.” the knowledge that I would have to work for Grames is also a proponent of OTP arts everything. Nothing would be handed to me. support. “It is crucial for all of us to continue She was the perfect role model of an artist.” supporting the arts that surround the greater Producing and directing ADT’s Atlanta area,” she says. “Through the arts, we “Nutcracker” is a “Mitchell-worthy” project for are teaching and training young artists to be Grames. However, with so many companies future leaders, citizens, and arts professionals. performing the venerable Holiday work, why There are great things being done outside the did ADT decide to follow suit? Perimeter.”

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2016 Annual GALA Concert

Bring in the Holidays with Georgia State University’s School of Music’s Annual Gala Holiday Concert

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he holiday season doesn’t officially begin until Georgia State University’s School of Music presents its annual Gala Holiday Concert at the Rialto Center for the Arts. A perennial favorite, the concert features more than 200 Georgia State student musicians performing seasonal favorites to put you in the holiday spirit. This year’s concert will feature the University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, University Singers, Choral Union and Master Singers, as well as performances from the School of Music Piano Studio, and Opera Theater Workshop. This is the Gala’s 20th year, and during its history it has striven for variety and freshness. “Treat your ears to some seasonal tunes at the Gala Holiday Concert…The more than 200 student and faculty musicians will surely get you pumped up for the season!” said Jezebel magazine. There will be jazz and classical works, sacred and secular pieces, large and small groups, something for everyone to enjoy. You will see why Georgia State University

School of Music is our student’s first choice. The students learn from faculty who are members of the Atlanta Symphony, Opera and Ballet orchestras as well as Grammy Award winners. Our students receive worldclass musical training unparalleled in the Southeastern United States. The performances are at Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW on Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available through the Rialto Center Box Office (404-4139849) or online at rialto.gsu.edu/ For more information on Georgia State University’s School of Music, call 404-413-5914 or visit our site music.gsu.edu.

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Tenderly Based on the life of Rosemary Clooney By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman Directed by Alan Kilpatrick

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GET Celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary Season with Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

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ased on the life of Rosemary Clooney, this inspiring musical will ring in the New Year offering a fresh and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent made her a Hollywood legend. One golden hit after another is woven through Clooney’s compelling life story: “Come on-a My House,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Hey There,” “Mambo Italiano,” and so many more! The show runs January 11th -28th, 2018 and will be directed by Associate Artistic Director, Alan Kilpatrick. In addition to celebrating 25 years of success, this milestone season is also Artistic Director and Co-founder Bob Farley’s farewell season. Farley will pass the torch of artistic leadership to Alan Kilpatrick, who is happy to be included in what he calls the “very special family feel” of Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Kilpatrick expresses his whole-hearted admiration for the exceptionally brave and passionate “first couple of Atlanta theatre”, Bob and Anita Farley. He has spent many years working for and with the GET founders, and is honored to have been chosen to fill Bob’s shoes starting next season. Kilpatrick has been on the administrative staff of both Theatre in the Square Marietta and

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and is a recognized actor and director in the Atlanta market. This season, Alan is particularly excited to be directing Tenderly, he shares “It will surprise the casual Clooney fan with its familiarity.” The 25th Silver Anniversary season will round out with A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig, and end with Buddy the Buddy Holly Story by Alan Janes — the show most requested to return to GET over the span of 25 years, and Bob Farley’s final show as a Director and Artistic Director at GET. Also playing during the season on Saturday mornings, our FamilyStage featuring Jungle Book, The Giver, And Then They Came For Me — Remembering the World of Anne Frank, and Miss Nelson is Missing (musical). Come join the party! Tickets and information: 770.641.1260 | www.get.org Once On This Island — TiMoune and Daniel — Daniel Carmody

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“The greatest of the great! It must be experienced.” —Christine Walevska, “goddess of the cello”, watched Shen Yun 5 times

“Absolutely the No. 1 show in the world.” —Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

“ I have reviewed about 4,000 shows since 1942, none can compare to what I saw tonight.” —Richard Connema, renowned Broadway critic

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Alliance Theatre Brings its Broadway-scale Production of A Christmas Carol to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s 2016/17 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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he Alliance Theatre continues its 2017/18 season on-the-road with the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. This year, the Alliance will take all the shows of the 49th season to multiple venues around the city of Atlanta while the current theater space at the Woodruff Arts Center undergoes a complete renovation. Join the Alliance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for one of Atlanta’s most treasured holiday traditions, December 8 – 24, 2017. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future — his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future — who teach him it is never too late to change. This production, with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast, will warm your heart with joy whether you’re coming again or for the first time. Experience the Alliance’s beloved adaptation by David H. Bell, staged for the first time at the Cobb

Energy Performing Arts Centre. To find out more about the venue and tickets, visit www. alliancetheatre.org/christmas. Then, join us all season long as the Alliance continues to span every corner of the Atlanta perimeter with productions including Native Guard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey at the Atlanta History Center, the world premiere of the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winner Sheltered at Actor’s Express, Two OneAct Plays by Pearl Cleage at the Southwest Arts Center, The Jungle Book at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, Candide with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, or A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. There is something for everyone in virtually every neighborhood in our city. You can learn more about the Alliance Theatre’s exciting season at diverse venues online at www. alliancetheatre.org/season.

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Supported by:

Choreography by John McFall | Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

December 8 – 28, 2017 at The Fox Theatre

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Coco Mathieson. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

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Experience Festivities, Fun, and Seasonal Shopportunities You’ll Find Only in Decatur

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L -R TOP: Decatur Downtown Square; Decatur Bonfire; Brick Store Pub L-R BOTTOM: Decatur Tree Lighting; Menorah Lighting

oin in the jolly! It all starts with Storefront Saturday on Oct. 28 with refreshments, enticing deals, raffles and fabulous prizes, and continues on Terrific Thursdays in November and December. Browse and nibble your way through Artwalk on Friday evening, Nov. 3. Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 offers free gift-wrapping and fun on the downtown square. Our holiday tree lighting is Nov. 30, followed in December by a bonfire and marshmallow roast, a Grand Menorah lighting and more. Snap a selfie with our oversize photo frames for our holiday hashtag contest.

Lounge for specialty fabrics and accessories. Remember to grab a little you-time at Jazmin Spa and Natural Body. Oh, and get a restaurant gift card when you spend $200 in Decatur shops during November.

They’re Baaaack! #octopidecatur On each Terrific Thursday, ten artsy octopi are placed by artist Larry Holland in shops around Decatur, each decorated by local — and international — artists. If you find one, it’s yours! Get a sneak peek at #octopidecatur.

Get a Taste of the Season Decaturrestaurant-tour.com previews top dining spots including Revival, Kimball House, Wahoo and more. Savor the fare at the Pinewood, Cakes & Ale, Chai Pani, Sushi Avenue, Farm Burger, Siam Thai and The Imperial — just a few of Decatur’s 80+ standout eateries. Decatur’s newest hot spots include Taiyo Ramen and Drinks, Double Dragon, Big Tex, Scout, The Oak, Marlee Street Eatz, Poke Perfect and Poke Drop. Satisfy that sweet tooth at Butter & Cream, Revolution Doughnuts, and brand-new Steel City Pops.

It’s Time to Get Gifty Browse the merch at local favorites Found Co., Vivid Boutique, Sq/Ft, HomeGrown Decatur, Treehouse Kid & Craft, Wild Oats & Billy Goats, Worthmore Jewelers, Trinity Mercantile & Design Co., Light My Spirit, Bleu Hanger Boutique, Squash Blossom, Boutique Karma, and Très Jolie. Check out newcomer TopStitch Studio and

Start Your Holiday Experience with One Stop: Decatur Hop on MARTA to the Decatur station at our downtown square for easy access! At the Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave., get friendly tips and pocket-size guides to all of the best that Decatur has to offer. Check out all the delightful details at visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

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20 Years of Smart, Gutsy, Bold Theatre Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, 2017, Shelli Delgado, Jennifer Schottstaedt Anne Boylen, 2016, Brian Hatch and Brooke Owens

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heartwarming Family Series productions: Heidi, a holiday treat about a young girl who fosters hope, love and friendship, opening December 8th, and The Miraculous Adventures of Edward Tulane, opening February 2nd, which is the story of a porcelain rabbit who learns to love and discovers a true miracle, With only 138 seats in the house and single tickets starting at $23 each, Synchronicity Theatre delivers a one-of-a-king theatre experience that Atlanta audiences won’t want to miss. In addition to Synchronicity’s 20th Anniversary Season, the company will keep tradition by curating new voices and fostering emerging artists through Stripped Bare: Arts Incubator Project, and a third incarnation of SheWrites, a new play festival celebrating female playwrights. The popular Women in the Arts Panel Luncheon will take place in April. Women who work in the arts are invited to discuss relevant issues in arts communities, philanthropy and economic development of Atlanta. For tickets or more information on Synchronicity Theatre programming and events, visit www.synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.



n 1997, Synchronicity Theatre was conceived by four women who shared a desire to work collaboratively and bring challenging, meaningful theatre to Atlanta Audiences. After starting off producing a single show each year, Synchronicity delivered its first full season in 2001, and now, 20 years later, reaches over 14,000 patrons annually through the Bold Voices and Family Series, plus a number of innovative community outreach and educational programming including, Playmaking for Kids and the awardwinning Playmaking for Girls after-school program. True to its mission, Synchronicity Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season will feature the voices of female playwrights and continued opportunities to uplift the voices of women and girls. Synchronicity kicked off its Bold Voices Series with an adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic Sense and Sensibility, that Arts ATL called “Swift, funny and delightfully unusual.” Their milestone season will also feature the world premiere of Jennifer Barclay’s powerful Ripe Frenzy in April, and Lauren Gunderson’s hilarious political farce, The Taming, in June. Theatregoers can look forward to two

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Comfort and Joy: An Atlanta Master Chorale Tradition

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outherners know a thing or two about comfort; it is one of the things for which we are best known. Whether a delicious meal, or a conversation over iced tea shared with friends and family, comfort is essential, if only occasionally, to a balanced mind and life. As part of our collective traditions, Christmas has become a natural cadence point for comforts of family and of memories old and new. It is a season of pausing and remembering, and of creating anew and reviving. Similarly, joy finds its way into our lives to unlock our senses and enliven our minds and bodies. It brings with it fresh waves of creativity and a desire to find it again and again. Joy is the reaction of our hearts to an overabundance of spirit and happiness; a preprogrammed setting in our being that triggers when we are finding our life’s best pathway. Music can be a marriage of comfort and joy. It has the power to weave these individual strands together in an experience of surprising, even jarring tapestries of delight

and contentment. Exuberance and peace can indeed live side by side through the power of music, with the result becoming something our hearts and minds crave as part of a tradition. Music has become, whether on purpose or by accident, synonymous with the tradition of celebrating holidays and occasions of significance. We sing to celebrate. We sing to consecrate. We sing to believe. We sing to remember. Atlanta Master Chorale sings for all of these reasons, and we sing because we must. Comfort and Joy beckon us at Christmas time, so we sing to find them again. We combine our voices and spirits to weave Photo by Eric Richards that tapestry of exuberance and peace, which we cannot help but share with each other, and hopefully with you. So, we invite you to come. Bring your families, bring your friends; bring the ones who are part of your comfort and your joy, or the ones you want to bring into that fold. December 9 and 10 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Roswell Cultural Arts Center roswellcac.com / 770-594-6232 presents... Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy"

The North Pole Fa-la-la-la-la-Follies Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

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Thursday, December 21 at 10 a.m. Friday, December 22 at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 23 at 10 a.m.

Presents Annual Christmas Concert

Vivaldi’s Gloria and Other Traditional and Modern Carols of the Season Saturday, December 9th 7:00 P.M. First Baptist Church Decatur 308 Clairemont Ave Decatur, GA 30030 More Info: 770-722-3769 Free & Open to the Public for All Ages

December 8-31, 2017 Book by Martha King DeSilva Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing Adapted from the book by Johanna Spyri

Heidi fosters love and hope in everyone she meets, from her small Alpine Village and back to her beloved alps. 


Photo by Jeff Roffman

Spend Your Holiday Season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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rom the Movies in Concert series to spectacular Christmas shows with world-class entertainers, there’s plenty to see and experience this holiday season at Atlanta Symphony Hall! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to kick off the newly announced Movies in Concert series this October, performing the breathtaking scores live on stage to accompany the films being simultaneously displayed on the big screen in Symphony Hall. The Movies in Concert series provides a unique cinematic experience for concertgoers of all ages while combining the ultimate blending of movies and music! On October 25 & 26, La La Land – In Concert will captivate audiences with a full movie screening along with an orchestral accompaniment from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia and Sebastian who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Immediately following, Symphony Hall ushers in some Halloween fright with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 25 & 26! Last year’s screening resulted in two sold-out

performances and plenty of great Tim Burton inspired costumes making the concerts all the more enchanting! For fans of witchcraft and wizardry, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ will be screened on the nights of November 30, December 1 and December 2 as the Orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score. On January 20 and 21, 2018, Jurassic Park is set to shake Symphony Hall as audiences experience this groundbreaking film projected in HD with film score performed live by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. As November and December draw near, Atlanta Symphony Hall gears up for the holiday season with a wide variety of Christmas show featuring iconic artists such as Celtic Thunder, 98 Degrees, Brian Setzer, Jennifer Nettles and Home Free. In anticipation of the holidays the Orchestra will also be gearing up for the Coca-Cola Holiday Concerts series including The Snowman Movie on December 3, Christmas with the ASO on December 9 and 10, A Very Merry Holiday POPS on December 15 and 16 and Messiah on December 22. For more details regarding upcoming concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, visit aso.org.

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS ADT’s Nutcracker Go back in time to a festive Christmas Eve party at the Stahlbaum’s home under their fabulous Christmas tree. The party is grand especially for Clara who receives a beautiful Nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. But when the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen. Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle the Rat Queen, travel through the magical snow forest and enjoy the amazing, confectionery celebration with the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets. Is it magic or all just a dream? Bring the family and enjoy this magical ballet adventure. www. atlantadancetheatre.org Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus: BELLS, BABS, AND BEYOND 80 men in tuxedos, Barbra Streisand’s holiday hits, glorious bells and the warmth of the holiday season — now THAT’s a recipe to raise spirits! The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus brings it all together in the opening of their 37th season in what has become Atlanta’s favorite music tradition. The men’s voices are never more beautiful than in the incredible Cathedral of St Philip where they perform with a classical string quartet and handbell choir. Come join the men as they raise a joyful noise! This is entertainment for the entire family! For more information: 404-3201030 www.voicesofnote.org Alliance Theatre Season Tickets Make Great Holiday Gifts The Alliance Theatre offers a variety of season ticket packages to fit every

preference and budget, making season tickets the perfect gifts for families, theater enthusiasts, and everyone in between. A Create Your Own package includes three or more performances from the 2017/18 season and starts at just $68. For patrons who want to see every show as many times as they want, the Impromptu Pass offers unlimited flexibility to see all the productions for just $180. Student Impromptu Passes are also available at a discounted rate. Restrictions apply. Learn more by calling 404.733.4600 or online at www.alliancetheatre.org/ seasontickets. Arts@Tech: Great Young Talent Takes the Stage The 2017-18 Arts@Tech season at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech highlights some of the best new talent on the cultural scene this year. RAIIN Dance Theater, a new dance company in Atlanta, performs In Human, a celebration and examination of Black culture through the lens of spoken word, contemporary trap music, jazz, and hip hop. The company partners with the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design to create a new experience in which an engineered set transforms the stage. November also features double bass player Adam Ben Ezra, a YouTube sensation who brings the double bass from its status as a background note to a dominant front presence. For the past few years he has explored new directions, carving out a unique spot in today’s international musical landscape with both his songwriting and musicianship. See details on all the music, dance, and theatre this season at www.arts.gatech.edu.

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS Disney on Broadway Slated for Atlanta Symphony Hall For over two decades, Disney on Broadway has astonished millions worldwide with theatrical productions that both entertain and amaze. Now, in celebration of their 20th anniversary, audiences can experience the magic of Disney on Broadway with an unforgettable night of music at Atlanta Symphony Hall on November 25 & 26! Performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this major concert event features beloved songs from 9 Tony Award® and Academy Award® winning scores by some of the greatest composers and lyricists in the world! These unforgettable songs are performed by world-class Broadway singers,

who bring the sounds of Disney on Broadway to life as you’ve never heard them before. www.aso.org Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker Add some sparkle and a little dash of magic to your holiday season with an incredible adventure into a glittering world of wondrous delights. Perfect for young audiences and the young at heart, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker with choreography by John McFall at the Fox Theatre is a must-see this December. It is your last year to experience this version of The Nutcracker before Atlanta Ballet unveils a brand new production in 2018, so get your tickets early! December 8-28. Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Visit atlantaballet.com or call 1.855.285.8499 for tickets. 


Atlanta Master Chorale’s Comfort and Joy Christmas connects past to present, sounds to memory, music to spirit. It unites us in shared expectancy. We wait together for the birth of a promise; of new life, peace and joy. We celebrate together the coming of the light, sing together carols of the season, listen in wonder to the song of the angels. Travel with us as we journey to the manger in Bethlehem and experience once again the beauty of Christmas. www. atlantamasterchorale.org Alabama Shakespeare Festival Presents a Winter Wonderland of Upcoming Shows It’s a winter wonderland at ASF beginning with A Christmas Carol on the

Festival Stage (November through December), followed by a new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, Snow Queen. ASF celebrates Alabama’s bicentennial with three plays focusing on native heroes: Fly, inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen; Bear Country, about the life of Paul “Bear” Bryant; and The Miracle Worker, Helen Keller’s journey out of darkness. Repertory season shines with Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night. The summer stage features that beloved family musical, Annie. Join us for a wonderful season at ASF in historic Montgomery, Alabama. Tickets are on sale now! For more info & tickets contact us at: 800-841-4273 www.asf.net


ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS The Big Chicken Chorus Presents- Have Yourself a Merry-etta Christmas Catch the Christmas spirit with this familyoriented performance of familiar songs of the season by the Big Chicken Chorus, a BIG CHICKEN CHORUS multi-generational, 50+voice, all male chorus, singing acappella, four part harmony in the Barbershop style. Our special guest performers are the Vintage Mix Quartet, a nationally known quartet comprised of quadruplets who have appeared on Good Morning America. This is the chorus’s 31st Annual Christmas Show attracting audiences from all over the Atlanta metro area. Tickets on sale at www. bigchickenchorus.org or call 470-349-0550.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS 2017 The Celtic Company presents Atlanta’s original Celtic Christmas! Featuring internationally and regionally renowned artists representing the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian traditions, A Celtic Company Production Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas is much more than a concert performance. Music, dance, drama and humor are woven together in an evocative, inspiring performance that will warm the soul with the music and dance of the ages. “Celtic Christmas enchants with its powerful combination of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music, dance and poetry. My family and I look forward to this magical event every year!” - Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland

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The Decatur Civic Chorus Annual Christmas Concert With a velvet sound that will help set the tone for a great holiday season, come join the Decatur Civic Chorus and celebrate Christmas at it’s Annual Christmas Concert, December 9th at 7pm. Hear the classic sound of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Selections from Handel’s Messiah, plus other classic and modern carols, helping make the excitement of the season. A non-profit organization formed to share the love of music with the community, the Decatur Civic Chorus is one of America’s oldest continuous choral groups. Featuring adult voices from all walks of society, they come together to entertain with a joy of music celebrating the beginning of their 70th season. www.decaturcivicchorus.org

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS Enjoy GET’s rendition of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, based on the life of Rosemary Clooney. GET will ring in the New Year with its second musical of the 25th Silver Anniversary season, offering a fresh and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent made her a Hollywood legend. One golden hit after another is woven through Clooney’s compelling life story: “Come on-a My House,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Hey There,” “Mambo Italiano,” and so many more! January 11th through the 28th-Tickets and information: 770.641.1260 | www.get.org

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Georgia State University School of Music’s 20th Annual Gala Holiday Concert If you’re in need of some holiday cheer, look no further than the Georgia State University School of Music’s 20th Annual Gala Holiday Concert, a university-wide musical celebration of the season. More than 200 student and faculty musicians from the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, Choruses, Jazz Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble will surely warm your heart as they deliver traditional holiday favorites with an international twist. The performances are at Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts, Saturday, December 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available through the Rialto Center Box Office (404-413-9849) or online rialto.gsu. edu. For more information on Georgia State University’s School of Music, call 404-413-5914 or visit our site music.gsu.edu. Out Front Presents The Rocky Horror Show The Rocky Horror Show, the most beloved cult musical of all time, jumps into the spotlight at Out Front Theatre Company beginning October 19th. This production promises to be unlike any other Rocky Horror audiences have seen before!  Now Atlanta can Time Warp along with one of the most diverse and energetic casts this season! Audiences members can interact with the show in classic Rocky Horror style and Out Front will have individual bags of props available for audiences to use through out each show. With a midnight show on October 27, this production will prove to be the perfect addition to both Atlanta Pride and Halloween! outfronttheatre.com


Laugh through the Holidays with the Roswell Winter Puppet Series The Roswell Winter Puppet Series presents two puppet tales that will put you in the holiday spirit! Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” will tickle your funny bone with holiday high-jinx as residents of the North Pole get ready for their annual talent show in The North Pole Fa-La-La-LaLa Follies. Piccadilly Puppets wraps up our series with a delightful presentation of the timeless classic, ‘twas the Night Before Christmas! Make sure to start the holidays at The Roswell Winter Puppet Series with a laugh and a smile! www.roswellgov.com/ discover-us/cultural-arts-center/puppetseries

Roswell Dance Theatre Presents it’s 29th Production of The Nutcracker Join us! This year is the 29th production of The Nutcracker, presented by Roswell Dance Theatre. We are the oldest and largest Nutcracker production in North Atlanta. Families have returned year after year for this wonderful tradition. Gorgeous costumes, magical scenery, beloved music and exquisite dancing will delight all who enter. Our twelve performances open on Friday, November 24, 2017 and run through Sunday, December 3, 2017. We offer special events as well including a Character Breakfast (12/2), Sugarplum Tea (12/3) and a spectacular Gala with a lavish catered buffet (12/2). Ticket packages available for Girl Scouts and School Groups at 770-998-0259. www.tysod.com

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Friday @ 8PM || Saturday @ 2PM & 8PM The AGMC rings in the holiday season with handbells, Barbra Streisand songs, and holiday favorites. Featuring AGMC’s acclaimed guest string quartet and the Handbell Choir of Morningside Presbyterian Church, this concert is the perfect way to start your holidays!

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS “The greatest of the great!

Elf, Jr. will Help You Remember the True Meaning of Christmas Buddy, an orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The wouldbe elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toymaking abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. For tickets or more information please contact us at 770-641-3987 www.tututix.com/ roswellyouththeatre

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Shen—Christine Yun Walevska, 2018“goddess of the cello”, watched Shen Yun 5 times Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years! Shen Yun is coming back to Cobb Energy Centre on April 4-8, 2018 for 7 shows! SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures “Absolutely the No. 1 show in the world.” — the five millennia of traditional Chinese “ epic production immerses you culture. This have reviewed about 4,000 shows since 1942, in stories Inone reaching back to the Imost distant can compare to what saw tonight.” —Richard Connema, renowned Broadway critic past. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art “There is aChinese massive power in this forms — classical dance — along that can embrace the world. It brings great hope… It is truly a touch of heaven.” with patented scenographical effects and —Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens I encourage everyone to see and a portal to“Mesmerizing! a civilization of enchanting beauty all of us to learn from.” —Donna Karan, creator of DKNY and enlightening wisdom. Visit shenyun.com/ 877-ATL-SHOW (285-7469) Early bird code: Early18 APR 4-8, 2018 atlanta.  —Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

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character comes from within. Synchronicity Brings Heidi to the Stage Join Synchronicity for a holiday tradition! Heidi brings joy to everyone she meets, from her small Alpine village, to the bustling city of Frankfurt, Germany, and back home to her beloved Alps. Heidi is a fresh musical adaptation of the treasured story of hope, love and home. Based on the classic by Johanna Spyri, with book by Martha King De Silva and music & lyrics by Joan Cushing (PETITE ROUGE) Tickets for Heidi start at just $15 for children and $20 for adults. Save 20% with promo code HOLIDAY when you order by November 1. www.synchrotheatre.com

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Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley by DECEMBE Theatrical Outfit 1815. England. This Christmas, cozy up with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters at Pemberley, the grand estate of newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. Middle daughter Mary Bennet, bookish and often overshadowed by her sisters, blossoms when a curious visitor proves himself an intellectual match, kindred spirit and possibly more. For the first time, Mary must stand tall and become the heroine of her own story. Told with modern wit and period style, this effervescent, comedic sequel to one of the most beloved literary romances of all time will enchant Jane Austen fans and new-comers alike. For more info or tickets contact us at 678-528-1500 theatricaloutfit.org True Colors Presents The First Noel Set in 1980’s Harlem, The First Noel is a musical that follows three generations of a family forever changed by the tragic loss of a loved one, when an unexpected visit reveals some long-absent Christmas joy. It is a story about how a community is healed, one family at a time, as everyday people do extraordinary things to help one another receive the gift of love at Christmas time. Music includes a reimaging of the traditional holiday favorites in Jazz, Gospel and Pop styles. www. truecolorstheatre.org

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY Performance guide courtesy of atlantaplanit.com

KIDS SHOWS MISS NELSON IS MISSING!
 10/28, 11/4 and 11/11/2017 Price:$10 Georgia Ensemble Theatre,
950 Forrest St., Roswell TIX770.641.1260 get.org RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
 11/7 – 12/31/2017 Price:$11.25 to $19.50
 Center for Puppetry Arts,
1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta
 TIX:404-873-3391 puppet.org MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS
 12/2 – 12/31/2017 Price:$12 to $15
 Horizon Theatre,
1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta
 TIX:404-584-7450 horizontheatre.com

FROSTY!
 12/7 – 12/31/2017 Price:$15 to $35
 Marietta’s New Theatre In The Square,
11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta
 TIX:770-426-4800 theaetreinthesquare.net ROSWELL WINTER PUPPET SERIES 12/14 – 16 & 12/21 – 23/2017 Price: $5 Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. Roswell TIX: 770-594-6232 roswellcac.com ELF JR. 12/15 – 12/16/2017 @ 7:00 p.m., 12/17 @ 2:00 p.m. Price: $12 Roswell Youth Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. Roswell TIX: 770-641-3987 www.tututix.com/ roswellyouththeatre

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Neiman Marcus presents the art of Fashion to benefit the National Black arts Festival thursday, March 15, 2018 • 6:00pm- 9:00pm • Neiman Marcus – atlanta Fine Art + Fashion brings together lovers of art and fashion with scholarship and award recipients, among them Georgia students who are emerging talents in fashion design, visual artists and a designer extraordinaire all of African descent. Join us for a truly spectacular evening of fun, fashion and art but its impact extends far beyond the event and the evening!

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY THEATRE

A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/19 – 12/24/2017 Price: $35-$60 Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 TIX: 800-841-4273 www.asf.net

THE GLASS MENAGERIE 1013 – 11/5, 2017 Price: $35-$60 Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Drive Montgomery, AL TIX: 800-841-4273  www.asf.net

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
 11/30 – 12/24/2017 Price:$18 to $51
 Theatrical Outfit, 
84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta TIX:678-528-1500 theatricaloutfit.org

MORNINGSIDE
 10/26 – 11/12/2017 Price:$29 to $38+
 Georgia Ensemble Theatre
950 Forrest St., Roswell TIX:770.641.1260 get.org

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
 12/01 – 12/23/2017 Price:$20 to $42
 Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern,
499 Peachtree St. NE TIX:404-874-5299 shakespearetavern.com

TWELFTH NIGHT
 11/4 – 11/26/2017 Price:$15 to $42
Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-874-5299 shakespearetavern.com

TRUE COLORS THEATRE COMPANY
THE FIRST NOEL 12/8 – 12/24/2017 Price:$20 to $35
 Ferst Center for the Arts,
349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
 11/8 – 12/24/2017 Price:$21.20 to $79.50
 Alliance Theatre at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta TIX:404-733-5000 alliancetheatre.

MUSICAL THEATRE

HOME BREW FESTIVAL 11/9 – 18/ 2017 Price: $5-$10 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave, Atlanta TIX: 404.523.7647 7stages.org

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 1019 – 11/5/2017 Price: $15 - $25 Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Avenue, Atlanta TIX: 404-448-2755 outfronttheatre.com

CARDBOARD PIANO
 11/11 – 12/3/2017 Price:$20 to $37
 Actor’s Express,
887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta TIX:404-607-7469 actors-express.com

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
 11/4 – 11/12/2017 Price:$35 to $131
 The Atlanta Opera at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta TIX:770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

GIFT OF THE MAGI
 11/16 – 12/3/2017 Price:$10 to $45
 Marietta’s New Theatre In The Square
11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta
 TIX:770-426-4800 theaetreinthesquare.net

CHRISTMAS CANTENN 
 11/16 – 12/23/2017 Price:$30 to $65
128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville TIX:678-226-62222 auroratheatre.com

THE SANTALAND DIARIES
 11/17 – 12/31/2017 Price:$25 to $40 Horizon Theatre
1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta
 TIX:404-584-7450 horizontheatre.com

THE SNOW QUEEN
 11/30 – 12/30/2017 Price:$10 to $20
 Serenbe Playhouse,
9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto TIX:770-463-1110 serenbeplayhouse.com

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HEIDI 12/8 – 12/31/2017 Price:$16 to $33
 Synchronicity Theatre,
1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-484-8636 synchrotheatre.com

GSU JAZZ BAND WITH GUEST ARTIST ED NEUMEISTER
 11/9/2017 Price: Free
 Rialto Center for the Arts,
80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-413-9849 rialtocenter.org

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL 1/11 – 28/ 2018 Price: $33+ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell TIX: 770.641.1260 get.org

TORY AMOS
 11/10/ 2017 Price:$45.50 to $65.50
 Atlanta Symphony Hall,
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

CONCERTS BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
 11/4/2017 Price:$20 to $62 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

ADAM BEN EZRA
 11/16 / 2017 Price:$10 to $22 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES 11/16/2017
Price:$45 to $125
 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX:770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY RANDY NEWMAN
 11/17/2017 Price:$39.50 to $230
 Atlanta Symphony Hall,
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
 12/8/2017 Price: $39.50 to $79.50
 Atlanta Symphony Hall,
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
 TIX:404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

NIYAZ PRESENTS “THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT”
 11/18/2017 Price: $31 to $63
 Rialto Center for the Arts,
80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-413-9849 rialtocenter.org

CHRISTMAS WITH ATLANTA MASTER CHORALE 12/9/2017 @ 8:00 PM, 12/10/2017 @ 4:00 PM Price: $10-35 Atlanta Master Chorale, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Rd., Atlanta TIX: 404.727.5050 www.AtlantaMasterChorale.org

SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
 11/18/2017 Price: $39 to $100
 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX:770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

BIG CHICKEN PRESENTS: HAVE YOURSELF A MEERYETTA CHRISTMAS 12/9 & 12/10/2017 Prices: $8 - $30 Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave, Marietta TIX: 470-399-0550 www.bigchickenchorus.org

CELTIC THUNDER
 11/19/2017
Price:$45 to $250
 Atlanta Symphony Hall,
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org DAVE KOZ 20TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR
 11/24/2017 Price:$36 to $79
 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta
 TIX:770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

VIVALDI’S GLORIA AND OTHER TRADITIONAL CAROLS 12/9/2017 7pm Price: Free The Decatur Civic Chorus, First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur TIX: 770-722-3769 www.decaturcivicchorus.org

20TH ANNUAL GALA HOLIDAY CONCERT
 12/2/2017 – 12/3
$12 to $36
 GSU School of Music at Rialto Center for the Arts,
80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta
 TIX: 404-413-9849
rialtocenter.org

HANDEL’S MESSIAH 12/15/2017 Price:$20 to $60
 Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall,
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
 TIX:404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

CHRISTMAS LIGHT
 12/3/2017
$15 to $20
 Michael O’Neal Singers at Roswell United Methodist Church,
814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell TIX: 770-594-7974
mosingers.com

A VERY MERRY HOLIDAY POPS!
 12/15 – 12/16/2017 Price: $20 to $69
 Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall,
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

BELLS, BABS & BEYOND: THE 37TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT 12/8 – 12/9/2017 Price: $30 - $50 Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-320-1030 www.voicesofnote.org

CHRISTMAS GALA HOLIDAY POPS 12/16/2017 @ 7:30 p.m. Price: $16-32 Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek TIX: 678-748-5802 www.johnscreeksymphony.org

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12TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG
 12/17/2017 Price:$10
 Michael O’Neal Singers at Roswell United Methodist Church,
814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell TIX:770-594-7974 mosingers.com CELTIC CHRISTMAS 12/16 (8pm) 12/17/2017 (3pm) Price: $16-$75 The Celtic Company, Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta TIX #: 404-413-9849 www.rialtocenter.org

DANCE RAIIN DANCE THEATER: IN HUMAN
 11/17/2017 Price:$10 to $22 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/21/17 Price: $19.00-$27.00 Susan Chambers Dance Company, Infinite Energy Theater, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7600 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com   THE NUTCRACKER 11/24 – 12/3/2017. Price: $10 - $55 Roswell Dance Theatre. Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, Roswell TIX: 770-998-0259 www.RoswellNutcracker.com THE NUTCRACKER 11/24 – 26/2017 Price: $18.50-$24.50 Northeast Atlanta Ballet, Infinite Energy Theater, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7600 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
 11/26/2017 Price: $31 to $191
Ferst Center for the Arts
349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

THE NUTCRACKER 12/1 – 12/3, 12/8 – 12/10, 12/15 – 12/17/2017 Price: $20.00-$37.00 Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Infinite Energy Theater, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 TIX: 770-813-7600 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com THE NUTCRACKER 12/8 @ 7:30pm,12/9 @2:00, 7:30pm; 12/10/2017 @ 2:00pm Price:$15.50 to $23.50 Atlanta Dance Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell TIX: (404) 438-3028 adtshows.com ATLANTA BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER
 12/8 – 12/28/2017 Price:$16.25 to $125.25
 The Fox Theatre,
660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-892-3303 atlantaballet.com URBAN NUTCRACKER ACT II – WONDERLAND 12/16 – 12/17/2017 Price:$15 to $20
 Ballethnic Dance Company at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center,
3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA TIX:404-762-1416 ballethnic.org

FESTIVALS AND MORE START YOUR HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE WITH ONE STOP: DECATUR Storefront Saturday, Oct. 28 Artwalk, Nov. 3 Terrific Thursdays in November and December Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 Tree Lighting on the Square, Nov. 30 Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast, Dec. 14 Grand Menorah Lighting, Dec. 18 For more information: City of Decatur Visitors Center. 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, 678-615-0915 VisitDecaturGeorgia.com

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BOY actors Tom Key (l) and Clifton Guterman (r) – photo by David Woolf

SIMPLY SIMONE actors Chani Maisonet (bottom left), Chelsea Reynolds (bottom right), Marliss Amiea (top left) and Tina Fears (top right) – photo by Christopher Bartelski

The Light In The Piazza actor Christy Baggett – photo by BreeAnne Clowdus

Storefront Church actors Joe Kenezevich (l), Tom Key (c), and Anthony Rodriguez (r) – photo by BreeAnne Clowdus


ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE VENUES & MORE 7Stages

The Fox Theatre

Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Actor’s Express

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Serenbe Playhouse

Alliance Theater

High Museum of Art

Southwest Arts Center

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Horizon Theatre

Symphony Hall

Infinite Energy Center

Theatrical Outfit

Judy Jacobs Gallery

Tula Gallery

King Plow Arts Ctr

The Shakespeare Tavern

Cobb Energy Centre

Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square

Woodruff Arts Center

Decatur Visitor Center

Out Front Theatre Company

Explore Gwinnett

Porter Sanford Arts Center

Ferst Center @ Ga Tech

Rialto Center for the Arts

Atlantix Half Price Tickets Callanwolde Fine Arts Ctr Center for Puppetry Arts

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