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Holiday 2019

College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University (ArtsKSU) Offers a Wide Range of Concerts and Performances Atlanta Holiday Tradition Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts ASO Offers a Cinematic Experience Like No Other! City Springs Theatre Company 2019 – 2020 Season Roswell Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker Gifts for All at GET

Holiday Traditions at GEORGIA STATE’S

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Center for the Arts

Spend your Holidays with the Alliance Theatre! Arts on a Different Scale at Oglethorpe University Georgia Tech Arts Brings Innovative & Thrilling Works to Ferst Center for the Arts Head to Decatur for Holiday Wonder! Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale Tradition Abounds at Voices of Note (VON) this Holiday Season!

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Holiday Traditions at Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts

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College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University (ArtsKSU) Offers a Wide Range of Concerts and Performances

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Atlanta Holiday Tradition Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts

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ASO Offers a Cinematic Experience Like No Other!

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City Springs Theatre Company 2019 – 2020 Season

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Roswell Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

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Gifts for All at GET Spend your Holidays with the Alliance Theatre!

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Arts on a Different Scale at Oglethorpe University

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Georgia Tech Arts Brings Innovative & Thrilling Works to Ferst Center for the Arts

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Head to Decatur for Holiday Wonder! Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale Tradition Abounds at Voices of Note (VON) this Holiday Season!

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Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights

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Atlanta ShowGuide Venues

Atlanta ShowGuide November December 2019 Performance Guide

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Holiday Traditions at Georgia State’s Gala Holiday Concert, Rialto Center for the Arts Photo by Dot Paul

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he Rialto Center for Atlanta’s Celtic Christthe Arts is known for mas, a production of The its Rialto Series, but Celtic Company, features many are surprised to learn internationally and regionally that in addition to presenting renowned artists — musijazz legends, dance and cians, dancers and bards — Celtic Christmas Courtesy of international music, the Rialto representing the Irish, ScotThe Celtic Company presents two longstanding tish, Welsh and Appalachian holiday traditions as well. “The Rialto is proud traditions. Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas is much to host the Georgia State University School more than a concert — it’s music, dance, of Music’s annual Gala Holiday Concert and drama and humor woven together in an The Celtic Company’s Celtic Christmas,” said evocative, inspiring production that warms Jennifer Moore, Interim Executive Director of the soul with the music and dance of the the Rialto, “these are two highly anticipated ages. There are two performances of Celtic holiday shows each year.” Christmas: Saturday, December 21, at 8 p.m. If you are in need of holiday cheer, and Sunday, December 22, at 3 p.m. the Gala Holiday Concert will deliver! The “Celtic Christmas enchants with its Georgia State University School of Mupowerful combination of Irish, Scottish, sic presents its 22nd Annual Gala Holiday Welsh and Appalachian music, dance and Concert, Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. This poetry,” said Shane Stephens, Consul General acclaimed celebration features over 200 of Ireland, “this year’s concert will gather student and faculty musicians from Georgia together an outstanding range of national State’s Symphony Orchestra, choruses, jazz and international talent for two magical band and community ensembles performing performances. My family and I look forward beloved holiday favorites. The Gala Holiday to this unmissable event.” Concert is an Atlanta holiday tradition for If you are making plans for the the entire family. “Treat your ears to some holidays, consider adding a new tradition seasonal tunes at the Gala Holiday Concert,” at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Tickets are says Jezebel Magazine, “the more than 200 available at the Rialto Box Office, (404) 413student and faculty musicians will surely get 9849 and rialto.gsu.edu. you pumped up for the season.”

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This fall, the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University (ArtsKSU) offers a wide range of concerts and performances in dance, music, and theatre.

Bring it On, The Musical

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he School of Music will host Anat Cohen Tentet on November 9, bringing audiences an evocative and exciting experience centered around the clarinet. Both on stage and on their critically acclaimed releases, Happy Song and 2019’s Triple Helix, the Tentet weaves a tapestry of sounds, freeing Cohen to explore the full range of the clarinet’s dynamics and demonstrate its vastly expressive character. The Tentet is another synergistic collaboration between Anat and coproducer/co-arranger Oded Lev-Ari. If you like musicals, be sure to catch Bring It On: The Musical, based on the hit film, Nov. 7-17. Bring It On explores the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading alongside the complexities of high school friendships, rivalries, romances, and betrayals. Come for the fresh sound and explosive dance and stay for the hilarity and heart. The KSU Dance Company has put their hearts into Slang featuring an evening of contemporary and classical choreography

by Andrea Knowlton, Sean Nguyen-Hilton, and nationally renowned guest artist Jimmy Orrante. The performances on November 15-16 will highlight the diverse artistic voices that make KSU Dance a leader in undergraduate education in the Southeast. Get into the holiday spirit with two ArtsKSU concerts. The School of Music will present a Holiday Concert on December 6 featuring holiday favorites performed by the KSU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and choirs. This festive and exciting program will include popular carols and more. Next, the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies will present their Holiday Benefit Performance on December 8. This celebratory compilation of beloved holiday songs, music and stories is sure to be a hit; all proceeds benefit Theatre and Performance Studies majors pursuing a study abroad program. Tickets are $10 at the door. To buy tickets or to learn more about upcoming concerts, exhibitions, and performances, please visit artsKSU.com.

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“It’s like being in heaven!” —Paul Behrends, consultant

“There was something pure and bright and very dignified about them. The show gave me a real sense of goodness and meaning in life.” —Anna Liceica, soloist, American Ballet Theater

“It is breathtaking! I am walking away deeply inspired and profoundly moved!” —Rita Cosby, Emmy Award-winning journalist

“The energy, the precision, the beauty... I’m just overwhelmed. It’s so beautiful!” —John Anthony, retired judge

“The ancient Chinese wisdom will not only benefit the Chinese people, but also the whole world.” —Ted Kavanau, founding senior producer of CNN headline news

I’ve reviewed about 4,000 shows. None can compare to what I saw tonight.” —Richard Connema, Broadway critic

January 3–12, 2020 Cobb Energy Centre

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Hermey Charlie and Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Photo by Clay Walker 2010

Atlanta Holiday Tradition Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts

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he Center for Puppetry Arts’ annual stage production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ has become a local Atlanta tradition. Each year, the Center’s talented puppeteers use rod, black light, and body puppets to bring Rudolph and all his friends from the classic 1964 stop-motion animated special to life on stage. Narrated by the delightful Sam the Snowman™, this celebrated holiday tale follows Rudolph and Hermey the Elf™, two misfits on the run. Along with their travelling companion Yukon Cornelius™, the unlikely friends set off on a merry adventure of acceptance and self-discovery all while Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster™ fearsomely hunts the trio. Audiences will visit fantastical locales such as Santa’s Workshop, The North Pole, and the extraordinary and enigmatic Island of Misfit Toys. Along their journey, patrons will enjoy live performances of all the classic songs they know and love from the original. Adapted for the stage by Jon Ludwig and directed by Tim Sweeney, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ is more than just a festive adventure story. Its universal themes of friendship, acceptance, and embracing the differences that make us each unique

are all just as important today as when the original special first aired. “Every person, no matter the age, can relate to this story; its comforting and unchanging message celebrates the misfit in all of us,” said Ludwig. The show features puppets faithfully designed by Resident Puppet Builder Jason Hines and crafted by the Center’s own team of accomplished puppet builders. Puppeteers Dolph Amick, Maggie Birgel, Nikolas Carleo, Brian Harrison, and Kristin Storla will bring the charming characters to life. This performance is a must-see for anyone with fond memories of watching the original holiday special or of singing the classic Johnny Marks song with friends and family. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ will run November 5 through December 29, 2019. Tickets are on sale now and start as low as $15. Tickets to the performance also include admission to the Center’s Worlds of Puppetry Museum and to the CreateA-Puppet Workshop™ where children can create a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ shadow puppet of their very own. Visit puppet.org for performance information and tickets.

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A Cinematic Experience Like No Other!

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he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) invites you to experience your favorite films in spectacular fashion! Watch iconic movies on a 40-foot screen in Atlanta Symphony Hall as the Orchestra performs the film score live! The Movies in Concert series will bring Psycho, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™, Home Alone and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to life on the big screen paired with live music from the ASO. On October 12, Alfred Hitchcock’s famed thriller, Psycho, will strike fear into concert goers with its daunting score filled with string shrills. The live music provided by the ASO adds an extra element of immersion that’ll make for a night you won’t soon forget! Calling all wizards! CineConcerts is inviting fans back to the Wizarding World for an evening of music and magic in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert coming to Atlanta Symphony Hall on October 25-27. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing

John Williams’ unforgettable score. A true holiday favorite, Home Alone in Concert will be presented by the ASO on November 30 and December 1. This beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Orchestra. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family! For all those Star Wars fans, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert will take over Symphony Hall on March 13 & 14, 2020! In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), to free his comrade Han Solo (Harrison Ford), imprisoned by the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Catch all the galactic drama on the big screen in Symphony Hall in March of next year! Show and ticket information can be found at aso.org/movies. Tickets on sale now.

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City Springs Theatre Company 2019 – 2020 Season

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ur second season kicked off with the practically-perfect musical version of the beloved 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins. The phenomenally talented cast performed to sold-out shows for two weeks and critics across Atlanta praised the performances. Next up this December is Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn tells the story of a song-anddance man who leaves the bright lights of show business to settle down on a Connecticut farmhouse. When he meets a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare, they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday. Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder was the surprise hit of the 2014 Broadway season and the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This murderous and hilarious story about the heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm — and a dash of murder — is filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Sister Act is the feel-good musicalcomedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that had Broadway and London audiences

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jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony winner and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lovingly ripped-off from the classic 1975 comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they are charged by God on a quest to find the elusive Holy Grail. This 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical features a memorable array of musical numbers and gut-busting laughs.


Roswell Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Roswell Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker, Photo by Eric Yap

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he Nutcracker ballet has been a internationally and as well as aspiring holiday tradition for more than 125 young professionals from the Roswell years! Both children and adults Dance Theatre, the performing company enjoy this magical performance, for the of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance. catchy songs, the dreamy dancing, the The company dancers begin rehearsals glittering costumes, the fantastical story, in August for opening night in November and the memories that surround the but planning and production work occur annual tradition. year-round! Join us at the beautiful Byers Theatre The 14-performance run opens at City Springs as Friday, November 29, Artistic Directors 2019 and continues Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz through Sunday, and Mary Lynn Taylor, December 8, 2019. along with the Roswell Special performance Dance Theatre, opportunities feature present their rendition three Character of this holiday classic. Meet & Greets With more than 350 with autographs performers, this and photos, Girl Nutcracker is the Scout troop events, largest and oldest and four special in North Fulton. daytime shows for This spellbinding school, senior and production invites you community groups. Roswell Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker, inside the imaginative Stop by the extensive Photo by Eric Yap dreams of young Nutcracker-themed Clara as she journeys with her Nutcracker gift boutique to find the perfect souvenir to Prince to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to commemorate the performance. Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement, Share the magic of the season with The Nutcracker is an adventure for all who the ones you love at The Nutcracker! believe the holiday enchantment. Tickets on sale now at The cast includes world-class RoswellNutcracker.com artists who have danced nationally and Ticket prices: $25-$38

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The Carlos Family in Honor of Thalia N. Carlos Presents

Final Year at the Fox Theatre December 7-24 Visit atlantaballet.com/nutcracker or call 1.855.285.8499 Groups of 10+, email groupsales@atlantaballet.com

or call 404.873.5811 x1207.

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eorgia Ensemble Theatre is bringing hilarity to the holidays with A Tuna Christmas. A great group outing that always delivers, “Tuna” is the story of Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Local radio station news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on Tuna’s Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the Christmas lights contest. More than 20 residents of Tuna, Texas are portrayed by two actors in one hilarious rush of quickchanges and absurdity! Directed by Topher Payne, the production runs December 13-29 at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University.  

And to carry you through the doldrums of January, have yourself some rock ‘n’ roll as GET brings Tara Vaughan’s SHE ROCKS — the Women of Rock to our home stage in Roswell. Multi-talented musician Tara Vaughan (from the band that brought us Yesterday and Today — the interactive Beatles experience) takes us on a rockin’ ride through the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the hits of the world’s greatest female rockers. Backed by an all-star band, Tara performs music from artists like Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Blondie, Heart, and many more! GET.org

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She Rocks Photo by Daniel Muller


Spend your Holidays with the Alliance Theatre!

The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s 2018/19 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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he Alliance Theatre will present its 30th annual production of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol on the brand-new, state-of-the-art, awardwinning Coca-Cola Stage at the Woodruff Arts Center. Join the Alliance for one of Atlanta’s most treasured holiday traditions, November 16 – December 24, 2019. 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,

and Families, Rosemary Newcott. To find out more about the venue and tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/christmas. Then, join the Alliance downstairs on the Hertz Stage starting in December for the return of Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays. Atlanta favorite Courtenay Collins returns to the Alliance from her Broadway performance in The Prom with her popular holiday cabaret for an exclusive engagement. Join Courtenay for an evening of music, drinks, stories, and laughter — and maybe even home-baked cookies. Accompanied by a live band and a rotating list of surprise Courtenay Collins whips up cookies for the audience in the Alliance guests, Courtenay sings Theatre’s 2016/17 production, Courtenay Collins: Home for the Holidays. Photo by Greg Mooney. holiday classics and new favorites with the wit and quirky Southern charm that have won her fans from Atlanta to New York City. Joining as director is Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, making this a holiday affair with beautiful live music and an all-star you won’t want to miss. To find out more Atlanta cast, will warm your heart whether about the venue and tickets, visit www. you’re coming again or for the first time. alliancetheatre.org/courtenay. Either way, you’ve never experienced the Season tickets make great gifts for the Alliance’s beloved adaptation by David H. theatre-enthusiasts in your life! Packages Bell quite like this. Returning to direct is start as low as $68. Learn more at www. former Alliance Artistic Director for Youth alliancetheatre.org/seasontickets.

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Arts on a Different Scale at Oglethorpe University

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tep through the gates on Peachtree onto our small, serene campus and discover Oglethorpe University’s thriving arts community! At Oglethorpe, it’s all about the experience — for our students and our audiences. Take a seat in our premier venue, the Conant Performing Arts Center, for student theatre productions and music performances, plus a line-up of professional guest performances throughout the year. The star of the fall arts season is Oglethorpe Theatre’s production of the rock musical Spring Awakening, onstage for two weekends in October. Just how good are our student actors? Three Oglethorpe students were cast in Alliance Theatre’s 2017-18 season opener, Shakespeare in Love, staged on Oglethorpe’s campus. And each fall, you can catch our theatre students in character at Oakland Cemetery’s popular Catch the Spirit Ghostly Tours. On Nov. 1, it’s your chance to see the Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale, directed by Dr. Timothy Powell, in a free concert on the Conant stage. The group recently returned from China, where

they were one of only three U.S. groups invited to perform in the Xi’an International Choral Festival and on the Great Wall in Beijing. A decorated composer, Powell has premiered works at Carnegie Hall and was a semifinalist for the 2016 Grammy Music Educator Award. He will also lead the university’s second annual Georgia Choral Festival for high school students together with the Oglethorpe Singers, closing with a free concert (Oct. 29) open to all. Across campus, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art hosts a series of chamber concerts each year. Enjoy Harps Sounds of Atlanta (Nov. 3), while surrounded by Cézanne, Chagall, Matisse, and Renoir, featured in the fall exhibition “A Route Campagne: Impressionist Works from the Melamed Family”. Two of our newest acts, the Oglethorpe University Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 20) and the Jazzy Petrels (Nov. 21), will liven it up with their first concerts of the season onstage in Lupton Auditorium. View Oglethorpe University’s full calendar of performing arts events, plus museum exhibitions, lectures, book and poetry readings, and more at connect.oglethorpe.edu.

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Georgia Tech Arts Brings Innovative & Thrilling Works to Ferst Center for the Arts

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eorgia Tech Arts invites you to participate in the creativity, inspiration, and sheer joy of its 2019-20 performance series. With works created by artists from across the globe that incorporate innovative technologies, the season balances high craft in music and dance with exciting technologies that both heighten the experience and deepen the stories told. But before marveling over what you are going to see on stage at the Ferst Center for the Arts, celebrate the fact that the season actually kicked off before any curtains went up, with the naming of Dr. Aaron Shackelford as the new director in July 2019. In one of his first acts, Dr. Shackelford announced an exciting change: tickets to most events are now just $25, $20 and $15 for adults

and $10 for all youth! This season, performers bring to the stage their investigations of art and technology that range from the multi-media dance experience that is VIVA MOMIX to the animated computer graphics of enra, and the time-hopping collaboration with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra to the interactive music-making of DJ Kid Koala and the innovative musical instruments of Scrap Arts Music. It is a powerful line-up of intriguing and talented artists. All 2019-2020 season performances will take place at the Ferst Center for the Arts. For information on all Georgia Tech Arts’ programs and performances visit www.arts.gatech.edu.

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A Solstice Celebration

www.atlantacelticchristmas.com

Roswell Dance Theatre presents...

...a timeless holiday tradition. S H O W D AT E S

Nov 29 – Dec 8, 2019 TICKETS

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Photo by Abigail Werner

SHOW INFO: 770-998-0259

VENUE All performances will be held at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. BOX OFFICE: 770-206-2022


Decatur Tree Lighting

Santa on the Square

Head to Decatur for Holiday Wonder!

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es, Decatur is famous for festivals celebrating music, art, barbecue, bees, books, beer and wine, but we also love to celebrate the holidays. The fun starts in November with the reveal of the 2019 official handcrafted city ornament on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Wild Oats & Billy Goats at 6:30 pm. That’s the first Terrific Thursday — with so much more to come! Next, on Thursday, Nov. 14, is our first-ever holiday Chocolate & Wine Walk. Purchase a ticket at freshtix.com for your passport to enjoy decadent chocolate treats and a glass of wine while you browse the goods at participating retail shops. Bonus alert: buy a city ornament during the event and get $1 off the purchase price.

of Decatur retail shop receipts worth $200 from your November purchases we’ll give you a $20 gift card to a City of Decatur restaurant. That’s a big deal! As we mentioned, Terrific Thursdays begin Nov. 7 (skipping Thanksgiving) and run through Dec. 19. Shop deals at participating shops — watch our social media for weekly details. Thursdays are especially terrific in December with the Dec. 5 Holiday Tree Lighting on the square, and the Decatur Business Association’s Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on Dec. 12. The season wraps up with the Menorah Lighting on the square, Sunday, Dec. 29. Start Your Holiday Experience with One Stop: Decatur Decatur invites you to come and stroll, enjoy the decorations, join in the fun, and shop and dine local. Hop on MARTA for a quick train ride to the Decatur station at our downtown square. Stop by and say “Hi” at our Visitors Center for friendly tips and guides to all of the best that Decatur has to offer, 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur 30030, visitdecaturga.com.

Decatur does it BIG on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Santa makes his big arrival on a City of Decatur fire truck, and proceeds to the big tent on the square for the biggest photo opp of the season! Children (yes, of all ages) can take a picture with Santa, and then get a candy cane, a warm fresh-baked cookie, and milk. Also under the big tent: free gift wrapping for items purchased at City of Decatur retail shops, and if you turn in City

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The Decatur Civic Chorus Presents

“the joy of christmas singing” “a celebration of traditional to modern christmas songs”

Hope Sees a Star Yuletide with the Meridian Chorale and Steven Darsey

Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 pm Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Downtown Decatur

Admission: $20 December 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Oak Grove United Methodist Church 1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur, GA Free and Open to the Public For more info, contact: Scott Keesey, Director 770-722-3769

joyful merry blessed

The Meridian Chorale and Steven Darsey explore the timeless mystery and promise of this hallowed season.

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Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale

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elebrate Christmas with the Atlanta Master Chorale as we sing together the songs and carols of the season and experience the wonder and beauty of this festive time of year. Christmas connects past to present, sounds to memory, music to spirit. It unites us in shared expectancy. 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. We receive many greetings during this holiday season, but the message of hope, joy, peace and love, is always special to us at this festive time of year. The Chorale will be joined by the brilliant and celebrated actor and director, Tom Key, Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit, as we weave these individual strands together in an experience of surprising, even jarring tapestries of delight and contentment. We will combine stories and reflections, our voices and spirits to weave that tapestry of exuberance and peace, which we cannot help but share with each other, and hopefully with you.

Music reminds us of what has been and of what might be. 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. Join us once again as we journey to the hillside outside Bethlehem. Listen as the angels break in upon our world and “heaven and nature sing.” Ponder the coming of “joy to the world” and the promised hope of “peace on earth.” We invite you to come. Bring your families, bring your friends; Celebrate together the “dawn of redeeming grace.” Sing together the songs of the Christmas season. Three concerts will be held on the evenings of Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, and the afternoon of Sunday, December 15th. For information and tickets, visit www.AtlantaMasterChorale.org.

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Tradition abounds at Voices of Note (VON) this Holiday Season!

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ON is home to the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus. Between the two choruses we have over four decades of music under our belt. Each groups perform their own season subscription series, tours, provides community outreach and works to make the world a kinder, more inclusive and creative place. You can learn more about our mission and get information on auditioning at www.voicesofnote.org. This year the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its 39th Annual Holiday Concert and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus goes retro with A Vintage Holiday 1940s Radio Show. The men’s chorus brings you all the best of the season with holiday cheer in the stunning Cathedral of St Philip located in the heart of Buckhead. The concerts are December 6th at 8 pm and December 7th at 1 PM and 6 PM. The AGMC holiday extravaganza is truly an Atlanta tradition. There are families who’ve been in the audience for almost four decades! Bring your family and start a new tradition with

an uplifting and spirited concert! It’s a great way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year. Tickets available at www. agmchorus.org. The women’s chorus will deck the halls in vintage finery from the forties! Did you know Rudolph, White Christmas, Let It Snow, and Blue Christmas are all from the 40s? Plus many more of your favorites. This show will remind you of days gone by and will be a family fun concert This production is a tribute to our parents and grand parents as we turn back time - when families sat before the radio on Saturday evenings to share in the news, music and of course, their favorite radio serials! Lots of amazing reminders of how the holidays were before LED lights and faux snow. Everyone will want hot chocolate and cookies after this musical treat. The concerts are at 2 PM and 8 PM on Saturday, December 14 at Grace United Methodist Church in Midtown Atlanta. Tickets available at www.awchorus.org.

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All concerts start at 7:30 pm

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CREATED BY RICHARD WINCHESTER Hodgson BY MARK SARGENTWind Ensemble This riotous camp classic is based on the actual November Christmas Eve live radio broadcast from21-22 the Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion in 1949.

Holiday Concerts 25 David Starkweather, cello

DEC 5 — 21, 2019

TICKETS: 706-542-4400 pac.uga.edu

Tickets: November $15 and up

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All proceeds from ticket sales directly fund student scholarships!

music.uga.edu

230 River Rd. Athens, Georgia, 30602

BROOKHAVEN’S PREMIER ARTS DESTINATION Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University is home to the university’s acclaimed theatre and music programs and hosts top Atlanta arts organizations, including the Alliance Theatre, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Capitol City Opera, and more.

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OCTOBER 25-27 NOVEMBER 1-3, 8-10 Beautiful melodies & powerfully moving performances.

Where Community is Always Center Stage

NOVEMBER 29 & 30 A funny, feel-good musical comedy for all ages.

For tickets & more visit hollytheater.com

DECEMBER 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 Peace, harmony, comfort & joy... ...well, maybe next year.

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS Alliance Theatre Season Tickets Make Great Holiday Gifts

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, confectionary 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.
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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 2019/20 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 everything for just $230. Also, experience the brand new, state of the art, award-winning Coca-Cola Stage with reserved season ticket seats! Learn more by calling 404.733.4600 or online at www.alliancetheatre.org/seasontickets.

Atlanta Opera Spreads a Little Love It’s a timeless tale of love — with a little bit of magic thrown in. Two despicable stepsisters, a narcissistic buffoon, and some high-speed vocal acrobatics spell hilarity for Rossini’s take on a beloved fairytale. In La Cenerentola, the good-hearted Cinderella casts off the helpless damsel-indistress persona to hold the original Mean Girls at bay. She’s not afraid to pursue her beloved (who she thinks is the Prince’s valet), only she’s finding that nothing at the royal palace is what it seems to be. Suitable for ages 8 and up, and performed in Italian with English subtitles. atlantaopera.org


ART Station Theatre presents, Cinnamon GRITS: Christmas in the South Book, Lyrics, & Music by Erica Allen McGee Everything is nice when you add a little cinnamon spice! The holiday sequel to the ART Station Southern hit, GRITS: Girls Raised in the South, centers on hilarious tales of holiday soirées and endearing family dysfunction. Four ladies from four different backgrounds cope with their southern Christmas celebrations. It’s a little bit funny, a bit touching, and somewhat ridiculous, but all in the flavor of the South. The play is guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit, Directed and choreographed by Karen Beyer. artstation.org

Atlanta Ballet Reimagines The Nutcracker After a triumphant premiere last year and an engagement at the Kennedy Center in November 2019, Atlanta Ballet’s reimagined production of The Nutcracker will take the stage at the Fox Theatre for its final run of performances. Starting in 2020, Atlanta Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Cobb Energy Centre.  Join us for a thrilling journey through pace and time, where

Atlanta Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker Go back in time to a festive Christmas Eve party at the Stahlbaum’s home under their fabulous Christmas tree. The party is

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS Celtic Christmas: Music, Dance and the Soul of the Season

everyday objects grow in extraordinary size and the pages of E.T.A. Hoffman’s beloved story come alive before your very eyes. Add some splendor and world-class enchantment to your family’s holiday with Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. atlantaballet.com

No one celebrates like the Celts! The Rialto stage comes alive with Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music dance, comedy and drama in this Holiday classic which has been enchanting Atlanta audiences for nearly three decades. This year’s Celtic Christmas will be especially magical, as it falls on the Winter Solstice weekend — a very meaningful time for the ancient Celts: a festive celebration of the renewal of life. Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday December 22 at 3:00 p.m. Half-price seating for children. Free parking available. Info: www.atlantacelticchristmas.org Tickets: https://rialto.gsu.edu

A Very Special Christmas at Alabama Shakespeare Festival Have a fun-filled and heartwarming December at Alabama Shakespeare Festival with two wildly different takes on “Silent Night.” The rowdiest kids in town join the church’s nativity play for an uproarious ride of mischief and laughter in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on the Festival Stage. Witness the World War I miracle, when Allied and German soldiers declare their own holiday cease fire and celebrate together in All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, on ASF’s intimate Octagon Stage. Tickets and information at 334-271-5353 and ASF.net.

Oglethorpe University is Brookhaven’s Destination for the Arts Visit Oglethorpe’s small, historic campus for theatre, concerts, and visual arts on a different scale. Oglethorpe’s intimate 550-seat Conant Performing Arts Center is home to productions by the university’s acclaimed music and theatre programs, as well as student-led theatre and improv shows, and guest lecturers and local artist exhibitions. Top Atlanta arts organizations also grace our stages throughout the year, including Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Capitol City Opera, Atlanta Concert Opera, and Atlanta Harp Sound Ensemble. A teaching museum with a growing permanent collection, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art hosts world-class exhibitions, lectures, and concerts. More information at oglethorpe.edu/arts.

Celebrate Christmas with Theatre Buford Celebrate the holidays at the Sylvia Beard Theatre as Theatre Buford presents the timeless classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In their first full season as the resident theatre company at the Sylvia Beard Theatre, Theatre Buford brings the story of the mean-spirited, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to life as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. Learning that it is never too late to change, Scrooge is overwhelmed by the joy of Christmas and desire to spread kindness to his fellow human beings. Tickets available at www. bufordcommunitycenter.com or calling the box office at 770-904-2740.

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one of America’s oldest continuing choral groups, the Decatur Civic Chorus, at their annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 p.m., at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Rd, Decatur, GA 30033. This year’s program, “The Joy of Christmas Singing,” will cover vast selections from classic traditional to very modern contemporary selections beginning your season with great choral music from a group who has developed a refined sound in over 70 years of sharing choral music with the community; Free and open to the public. For more info, contact Scott Keesey, Director, 770-722-3769.

Come to Decatur After the Show, Return for Holiday Fun Step into the Pinewood, Leon’s, Kimball House, SOS Tiki Bar, The Iberian Pig or Brickstore Pub for a tasty bite and a beverage — just a few of Decatur’s afterhours hot-spots. Return for “Indie-catur” holiday festivities and fun at the holiday tree lighting, bonfire and menorah lighting events in December. Enjoy seasonal shopportunities on Terrific Thursdays in November and December. Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 is a shop-local celebration with special offers, goodies, and free gift wrapping in the festive tent on the square, and a visit from Santa! Get the details at visitdecaturga.com. Three colors: Turquoise PMS 326, Red-orange PMS 173, Purple PMS 242

Georgia Tech Arts Bringing People Together Georgia Tech Arts 2019-2020 performance season brings people together at the intersection of art, science and technology. Explore, share and connect with engaging works by artists

from across the globe who incorporate innovative technologies in their creative explorations. Themes of disability/mobility design, interconnectivity, LGBTQ living, cultural celebration, and more all take their place amidst breathtaking artistry. Performances take place in the recently renovated Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Tickets online at arts.gatech.edu, over the phone at 404.894.9600 and in person at the Ferst Center Box Office.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas It’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Local radio station news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on Tuna’s Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the Christmas lights contest. More than 20 residents of Tuna, Texas are portrayed by two actors in one hilarious rush of quickchanges and absurdity! Directed by Topher Payne, the production runs December 13-29 at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Happy Holidays! get.org

Enjoy a Big-Town Night Out at Holly Theatre The Holly Theatre, Dahlonega, is an historic, 300-seat community theater featuring smalltown charm and big-town quality. From exuberant musicals like Mamma Mia! to toe-tapping tribute bands like The Return (Beatles), Holly productions provide a choice for every taste. Our children’s program (Holly Performance Academy) adds several fully-staged junior musicals each year. Look to our web site www.hollytheater.com for upcoming programs and sign up to receive

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS regular e-mail updates. Make it a date — you’re always welcome at the Holly: relax with a glass of wine (not a bad seat in the house) and enjoy the show; you’ll leave with a smile!

Bring It On: The Musical Nov. 7-17, 2019 Kennesaw State University, Stillwell Theater $12-20 Book by Jeff Whitty Lyrics by Amanda Green & Lin-Manuel Miranda Music by Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda Directed by Justin Anderson Music Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan Choreography by Tim Ellis & Joseph Pendergrast Filled with sass and determination, Bring It On: The Musical — based on the hit film — explores these questions within

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31 Years of Holiday Concerts with The Michael O’Neal Singers The Michael O’Neal Singers (MOS) organization is celebrating its 31st concert season. Composed of a symphonic chorus of 140 auditioned voices and the Kaleidoscope vocal ensemble of 36, MOS provides a unique opportunity to the north metropolitan Atlanta community to experience choral presentations of artistic excellence and programmatic variety. Our 2019-2020 season continues with two holiday community favorites, our traditional Christmas concert and our 15th annual Messiah Sing-Along. The Atlanta Young Singers guest-star with the full chorus for Christmas is Coming on December 8th in Roswell; a chamber ensemble and professional soloists compliment the Kaleidoscope ensemble and members of the full chorus to perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah on December 22nd, also in Roswell. Visit www.mosingers.com for more information about The Michael O’Neal Singers.

Atlanta Master Chorale Presents Its Holiday Season Concert Series Celebrate Christmas with the Atlanta Master Chorale as we sing together the songs and carols of the season and experience the wonder and beauty of this festive time of year. On this special evening, the Chorale will be joined by Tom Key, Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit. There will be


three concerts on the evenings of Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, and the afternoon of Sunday, December 15th. Advance tickets are now available; $35 - adults, $30 - senior/groups/ Emory staff and $15 - students. www.atlantamasterchorale.org

An Entertaining Christmas with Out Front Theatre It’s Christmas time in Hollywood and who better to spread some holiday cheer than Queen of the Screen herself, Joan Crawford This hilarious musical spoof takes us back in time to the 1940’s and plops us down in the Hollywood mansion of the Crawford family with a cavalcade of guest stars (Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, and Gloria Swanson just to name a few) who drop by for some eggnog and carols! Of

course, Mommie Dearest herself can’t help but get into the Yuletide spirit too Making its Georgia Premiere, Christmas with the Crawfords takes the things we hold near and dear for the holidays, drops them in a martini shaker, and makes us ask that eternal question: “Why did she hate wire hangers so much?!” outfronttheatre.com

Rudolph Returns to Atlanta for the Holidays Ring in the season with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ annual stage production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated television special, this celebrated Atlanta tradition brings Rudolph and all his friends to life on the stage. You and your family won’t want to miss this faithful adaptation of a holiday classic about friendship, self-

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Presents Our 39th Annual Production of

THE NUTCRACKER December 6-22, 2019

Infinite Energy Center

Duluth, GA

Accompanied by the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Predrag Gosta, Conductor December 20-22, 2019

TICKETS:

Infiniteenergycenter.com

gwinnettballet.org 770-237-0046


ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS discovery, and acceptance. All-inclusive tickets to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ include the live performance, entrance to the Create-APuppet Workshop™, and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. For more information and tickets visit puppet.org.

holiday season with the Gingerbread, Candy Canes, Arabian and more beginning Friday November 29th thru Sunday December 8th. Tickets at RoswellNutcracker.com Roswell Dance Theatre 770-998-0259

North Fulton Enjoys The Nutcracker at City Springs

Come and explore the timeless mystery and promise of this hallowed season in this new festive concert, Hope Sees a Star: Yuletide with the Meridian Chorale and Steven Darsey. Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in downtown Decatur. Tickets cost $20 and will be available at the door or visit www.meridianherald.org to purchase online.

This beloved production is the premiere Nutcracker for North Fulton families year after year. The beautiful Byers Theatre at City Springs is the perfect place to enjoy the timeless holiday tradition of The Nutcracker led by Clara and her Prince as they enter the Land of Snow. The two-week run features 14 performances with matinees, evenings and special events. Join us to kick off your

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City Springs Theatre Company Promises a Spectacular 2019-2020 Season

Shen Yun transports you to a bygone world of unrivaled beauty and inspiration. Where philosophers and poets alike sought harmony with the Dao, or “Way,” of the universe. Where maidens danced with ethereal grace and generals fought with explosive athleticism. Where timeless tales of valor and virtue were born. Where heaven and earth intersected. And even magic was possible. Traditional Chinese culture — with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots — was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York-based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. Take a break from the mundane and experience the power of inspired art. shenyun.com

City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) was formed in 2017 in response to the desires for high quality musical theatre, produced locally and highlighting regional talent. CSTC is committed to artistic excellence, community engagement, and educational initiatives for all ages. In our first year, CSTC produced five full-scale, Broadway musicals chosen to entertain and inspire audiences, while creating a sense of place through the experience of live theatrical production. The 2019-2020 season promises to be just as spectacular! City Springs Theatre Company is also producing arts education programming and community enrichment activities, serving students and educators Pre-K through College. www.CitySpringsTheatre.com

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS Scholarships to Hugh Hodgson School of Music The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music is home to approximately 600 students and a faculty of 65, and offers a wide variety of degrees, as well as many ensembles in which students can participate. Each year the school hosts nearly 350 public performances. The Thursday Scholarship series began in 1980 and continues the tradition of “Music Appreciation Programs” started by Hugh Hodgson in the 1930s. Proceeds from ticket sales to these concerts are the primary means through which School of Music scholarship funds are raised each year. music.uga.edu

Voices of Note Celebrates the Holidays The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus brings it’s 39th Annual Holiday show to the Cathedral of St. Philip on December 6 at 8 PM and December 7 at 1 PM and 6 PM. Almost 4 decades of gorgeous music to ease the grumpiest Grinch! This concert is the kickoff to Atlanta’s festive season. Tickets available at www.agmchorus.org. The Atlanta Women’s Chorus goes Vintage Holidays: A 1940s Radio Show! Complete with period costumes, some of the best music ever written and old-time radio serials — this concert will have you feeling the nostalgia of the season! Catch the performances on December 14th at 2 PM and 8 PM at Grace United Methodist Church. Tickets available at www.awchorus.org.


ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY Performance guide courtesy of atlantaplanit.com

KIDS SHOWS: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: 11/5-12/29/2019 Price:$15-$36 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 puppet.org

FROZEN JR.
 12/20 @7:00 p.m. & 12/21 @3:00 p.m. &7:00 p.m.
Price:$5 ages 2 and up Roswell Winter Puppets
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest St., Roswell
 TIX: 770-594-6232 www.roswellpuppets.com

A FLICKER OF LIGHT ON A WINTER’S NIGHT 11/15/2019 Price:$15-$20 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

THE ADVENTURES OF THE GINGERBREAD MAN 12/31/2019 Price:$19.50 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 puppet.org

THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL 11/23/2019 Price:$35-$45.50 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

MUSICAL THEATRE 
LA CENERENTOLA 11/2-10/2019 Prices: $140 - $45 
 The Atlanta Opera 
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway TIX: 404-881-8885 atlantaopera.org

PJ MASKS LIVE: SAVE THE DAY 11/24/2019 Price:$32.50-$47.50 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2019 11/14-12/23/2019 Price:$59-$65 Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St, Lawrenceville TIX:678-226-6222 auroratheatre.com

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 12/7/2019 Price:$7 Aurora Children’s Playhouse; Aurora Theatre Mainstage, 153 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville (free attached parking deck) TIX: 678.226.6222 https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-andprograms/view/twas-the-night-before-christmas/

A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/17-12/24/2019 Price: $17-$85 Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 alliancetheatre.org CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS 12/5-12/21/2019 Price: $15-$25 Out Front Theatre, 999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-448-2755 outfronttheatre.com

MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS 12/7-12/31/2019 Price:$12-$15 Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta TIX: 404-584-7450 horizontheatre.com

COURTENAY’S CABARET: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 12/5-12/24/2019 Price: $10-$45 Alliance Theatre, Hertz Stage 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 alliancetheatre.org

THE ADVENTURES OF THE GINGERBREAD MAN
 12/19, 20 & 21 @10:00 a.m. & 12/20 1:30 p.m.
Price:$5 ages 2 and up Roswell Winter Puppets
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest St., Roswell
 TIX: 770-594-6232 www.roswellpuppets.com

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A CHRISTMAS STORY 12/6-8, 13-15, 20-22/2019 Prices: $15-$25 The Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main Street, Dahlonega TIX: 706-530-5162 hollytheater.com A CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/6-22/2019 Prices: $30-$35 Theatre Buford, Sylvia Beard Theatre 2200 Buford Hwy, Buford TIX: 770-904-2740 www.bufordcommunitycenter. com A ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/07-12/22, 2019 Prices: $30+ Aurora Theatre, Aurora Theatre Studio 153 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville (free attached parking deck) TIX:678.226.6222 https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-andprograms/view/a-christmas-carol/ BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
 11/7-17/2019 Price: $12-$20
 ArtsKSU Kennesaw State University, Stillwell Theater
 TIX: 470-578-6650 TheatreKSU.com ELLA ENCHANTED 12/13-1/5/2020 Price: $16-$31 Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St, Atlanta TIX: 404-484-8636 synchrotheatre.com IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN 
 12/13 – 22/2019 Price: $30 - $65 (Boxes $85)
 City Springs Theatre Company
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, Byers Theatre 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs TIX: 404-477-4365 CitySpringsTheatre.com HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 12/20-12/22/2019 Price:$20-$40 Jennie T. Anderson Theatre 548 S. Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta TIX: 770-528-8490 andersontheatre.org

THEATER BRIGHT STAR 11/1-3 & 8-10/2019 Prices: $15-$25 The Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main Street, Dahlonega TIX: 706-530-5162 hollytheater.com DOWNSTAIRS 11/6-12/1/2019 Price: $20-$35 Actor’s Express, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-607-7469 actors-express.com RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD 2019 11/1/2019 Price: $60.50-$71.50 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org KING LEAR 11/2-11/24/2019 Price: $20-$42 The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-874-5299 shakespearetavern.com TODRICK: HAUS PARTY TOUR 11/17/2019 Price:$28.50-$38.50 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS 11/22-12/29/2019 Price: $32-$50 Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta TIX: 404-584-7450 horizontheatre.com THIS WONDERFUL LIFE 11/29-12/23, 2019 Prices:$20+ Aurora Theatre Studio 153 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (free attached parking deck) TIX:678.226.6222 https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-andprograms/view/this-wonderful-life/ THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) 11/29-12/1/2019 Price: $20-$42 The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-874-5299 shakespearetavern.com

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY JULIE ANDREWS 12/4/2019 Price: $58-$178 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

A TUNA CHRISTMAS 12/13-12/29/2019 Price: $35 Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, Roswell TIX: 770-641-1260 get.org

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS 12/5/2019 Price:$42-$146 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

BLACK NATIVITY 12/13-12/15/2019 Price: $36-$66 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

CINNAMON GRITS: CHRISTMAS IN THE SOUTH 12/5 - 20,/2019 Price: $29 Adults, $25 Seniors (60+), $19 Students/Military Thurs.–Sat. @ 8 p.m. Sun. @ 3 p.m. $15 Wed. Matinees 12/11 & 18/2019 @ 10:30 a.m. Premium seat tickets add $5.00 Call about our Sat. Night Date Night/Child-care Special, ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain TIX: 770-469-1105 www.artstation.org

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE 12/17-12/18/2019 Price: $29.50-$145 Atlanta Symphony Hall,1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY 12/27-12/29/2019 Price:$15-$45 Theatrical Outfit, The Balzer Theater 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 678-528-1500 theatricaloutfit.org

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
 12/5 – 29/2019 Price: $29 - $64
 Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Festival Stage 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL TIX: 334.271.5353 ASF.net

CONCERTS THURSDAY SCHOLARSHIP SERIES: HODGSON WIND ENSEMBLE
 10/24/2019 Price: Adults $20, students/children $3 THURSDAY SCHOLARSHIP SERIES: HOLIDAY CONCERTS
 11/21-22/2019 Price: Adults $25, students/ children $10 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DAVID STARKWEATHER, CELLO
 11/25/2019 Price: Adults $12, students/children $3 Hugh Hodgson School of Music
 University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
 230 River Rd. Athens TIX: 706-542-4400 https://ev11.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEG etEventList?groupCode=SOM&linkID=ta-ugaarts& shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/6-12/23/2019 Price:$20-$42 The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-874-5299 shakespearetavern.com NATE BARGATZE 12/7/2019 Price: $32-$82 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
 12/7-29/2019 Price: $29 - $64
 Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Octagon Stage 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL TIX: 334.271.5353 ASF.net


DONALD RUNNICLES CONDUCTS BRUCKNER 11/2/2019 Price:$22-$98 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

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LA CENERENTOLA 11/2-11/12/2019 Price:$42-$147 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com MERCY ME 11/2/2019 Price:$50-$122 Infinite Energy Center 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7600 infiniteenergycenter.com

VIVA MOMIX

2019-2020 performance series

CONCERT BY ATLANTA HARP SOUND ENSEMBLE   11/3/2019 @ 4PM Price: $10 at door Harp Sounds of Atlanta  Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Lowry Hall  4484 Peachtree Rd., N.E., Brookhaven TIX: Contact OUMA: at 404-364-8555 museum.oglethorpe.edu

CHANGING SCORE:

JAMES EHNES AND THE TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO 11/7-11/9/2019 Price: $22-$98 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

KINETIC LIGHT: DESCENT

TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO 11/8/2019 Price: $18-$25 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org EMMYLOU HARRIS 11/10/2019 Price:$49.50-$79.50 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org GLADYS KNIGHT 11/10/2019 Price: $120-$150 Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9849 rialto.gsu.edu NEOTHEATRE 11/12/2019 Price:$67-$120 Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Buluth TIX: 770-813-7600 infiniteenergycenter.com

Artists from around the world share their explorations of art and technology

CLASSIC FILMS REIMAGINED

Friday, November 15, 8 pm Travel back in time with four silent film classics set to reimagined musical scores performed live by the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, November 23, 8 pm Exploring dance, beauty, and disability.

KID KOALA’S SATELLITE

Saturday, February 15, 7 & 9:30 pm Play a mini-turntable with DJ Kid Koala in this musical experience.

VIVA MOMIX

Sunday, March 1, 7 pm A multimedia dance experience that will surprise, enchant, and astonish.

ENRA: DREAMS

Friday, March 27, 8 pm The magical interplay of dance and animation.

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC: CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS

Friday, April 17, 8 pm Innovative instruments played with breathtaking percussive drive. Performances at Ferst Center for the Arts

Tickets start at $15 404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu


ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY THE DOOBIE BROTHERS 11/12/2019 Price: $46.50-$122.50 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX : 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

MIRANDA LAMBERT 11/22/2019 Price:$66-$1,023 Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7600 infiniteenergycenter.com DESCENT 11/23/2019 Prices: $15-$25
 Kinetic Light, Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta TIX: 404.894.9600 arts.gatech.edu


AN ALL-STAR CAST SINGS MAHLER’S “SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND” 11/14-11/16/2019 Price:$22-$98 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

BÉLA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES 11/27/2019 Price:$25.50-$152.50 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

CHANGING SCORE: CLASSIC FILMS REIMAGINED 11/15/2019 Price:$10 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

WILL DOWNING’S SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS 11/30/2019 Price:$39-$100 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

FOREVER SINATRA: A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
 11/16/2019 @8:00 p.m.Prices:$30 Adults; $25 Seniors/Students/Military
 Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell TIX: 770-594-6232 www.RoswellCAC.com

IL DIVO 12/1/2019 Price:$41-$365 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 11/20/2019 @7:30PM Prices: FREE Oglethorpe University Symphonic Players Lupton Auditorium, Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd.,N.E., Brookhaven TIX: connect.oglethorpe.edu

THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA 12/3/2019 Price:$35-$75 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

FEED YOUR SENSES 11/20/2019 Price: Free! Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9849 Grialto.gsu.edu

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 12/6-12/8/2019 Price:$29-$79 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

STRAIGHT NO CHASER 11/20/2019 Price:$39-$79 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com

THE ATLANTA GAY MEN’S CHORUS 39TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT 12/6 & 7/2019 Price: $35-$50 Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, The Cathedral of St Philip 2774 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-320-1030 www.agmchorus.org

JAZZY PETRELS FALL CONCERT 11/21/2019 @7:30PM Price: FREE Oglethorpe University Jazz Ensemble Lupton Auditorium, Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd., N.E., Brookhaven TIX: n/a connect.oglethorpe.edu

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DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2019 12/6/2019 Price:$42-$85 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 cobbenergycentre.com JULIO INGLESIAS 12/6/2019 Price:$90-$343 Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7600 infiniteenergycenter.com SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOLIDAY CONCERT 12/6/2019 Price: $15-$20 ArtsKSU Kennesaw State University Bailey Performance Center TIX: 470-578-6650 MusicKSU.com THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS SINGING 12/7/2019 Price: Free & open the public The Decatur Civic Chorus Oak Grove United Methodist Church 1722 Oak Grove Rd, Decatur TIX: 770-722-3769 deacturcivic.org GALA HOLIDAY CONCERT 12/8/2019 Price:$17-$36 Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9849 rialto.gsu.edu TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA 12/8/2019 Price:$49.50-$79.50 Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7500 infiniteenergycenter.com CHRISTMAS IS COMING (MOS WITH THE ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS) 12/8/2019 @3 p.m. Price:$18-25 The Michael O’Neal Singers, Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell TIX: 770.594.7974www.mosingers.com staff@mosingers.com HANDEL’S MESSIAH 12/12-12/13/2019 Price:$20-$80 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org

CELTIC WOMAN: THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS 12/14/2019 Price:$39.50-$260 Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 atlantasymphony.org CHRISTMAS WITH ATLANTA MASTER CHORALE 12/13, 14, & 15/2019 Prices: $10 Student - $35 Adult Atlanta Master Chorale, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N Decatur Road, Atlanta TIX: 404-727-5050 www.AtlantaMasterChorale.org/concerts/ VINTAGE HOLIDAY! A 1940S RADIO SHOW 12/14,/2019 Price: $25-$35 Atlanta Women’s Chorus, Grace United Methodist Church, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-320-1030 www.awchorus.org HOPE SEES A STAR: YULETIDE WITH THE MERIDIAN CHORALE AND STEVEN DARSEY
 12/17/2019, 7:30 PM Price: $20
 Meridian Herald
 Historic DeKalb Courthouse 101 E Court Square, Decatur TIX: 404-525-4722 www.meridianherald.org CELTIC CHRISTMAS
 12/21/19 (8 pm), 12/22/19 (3 pm) Prices: $16/$75
 The Celtic Company
 Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
 TIX: 404-413-9849 www.atlantacelticchristmas. org Tickets: https://rialto.gsu.edu 15TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG 12/22/2019 @3 p.m. Price:$10 The Michael O’Neal Singers Roswell United Methodist Church 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell TIX: 770.594.7974 www.mosingers.com staff@mosingers.com CHI-TOWN TRANSIT AUTHORITY: CELEBRATING THE TIMELESS MUSIC OF CHICAGO 12/31/2019 Prices: $27 & $35 The Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main Street, Dahlonega TIX: 706-530-5162 hollytheater.com

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE HOLIDAY DANCE

THE NUTCRACKER 12/13@ 7:30pm,14@2:00 and 7:30pm; &15@ 2:00pm/2019 Prices:$17.50 to $27.50 Atlanta Dance Theatre Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell TIX: (404) 438-3028 adtshows.com

STAR OF WONDER
 11/8-9/2019 Prices: $15.00 Buford School of Ballet
 Infinite Energy Center 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7500 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com

HOME BY DARK 12/19/2019 Price: $25.00-$40.00
 Infinite Energy Center
 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth
 TIX: 770-813-7500 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com

SLANG: KSU DANCE COMPANY 11/15-16/2019 Price: $15-$20 ArtsKSU Kennesaw State University Marietta Dance Theater TIX: 470-578-6650 DanceKSU.com

GIRL WHY YOU DANCE LIKE THAT? FUSION FROM AFRICA TO HIP-HOP 12/28/2019 Price: $15- $20 Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd. Atlanta TIX: 404-752-0980 http://www.dancicalproductions.com

THE NUTCRACKER 11/15-11/17/2019 Price: $TBA Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7500 northatlantadancetheatre.com KINETIC LIGHT DESCENT 11/23/2019 Price:$10-$25 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

2020 SHEN YUN 1/3-12/2020 Prices: $80, $90, $100, $120, $150, $200 Shen Yun Performing Arts Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta TIX: 877-ATL-Show (285-7469) ShenYun.com/Atlanta

ROSWELL DANCE THEATRE’S THE NUTCRACKER 11/29-11/8/2019 Price: $25-$38 Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs TIX: 770-998-0259 ysod.com

FESTIVALS

THE NUTCRACKER
 11/29-12/1/2019 Prices: $19.00-$25.00
 Northeast Atlanta Ballet
Infinite Energy Center
 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7500 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com

START YOUR HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE WITH ONE STOP: DECATUR Terrific Thursdays in November and December Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 Tree Lighting on the Square, Dec. 5 Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast, Dec. 12 Grand Menorah Lighting, Dec. 29 Ongoing: Secret Doors Decatur, Decatur Artway Outdoor Sculptures For more information: City of Decatur Visitors Center 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, 678-615-0915 VisitDecaturGeorgia.com

THE NUTCRACKER 12/6-12/22/2019 Price:$$35-$42 adults $30-$38 for seniors and students $24-$32 for children Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Infinite Energy Center 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX:770-813-7500 gwinnettballet.org ATLANTA BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER 12/7-12/24/2019 Price:$35-$150 Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX: 855-285-8499 foxtheatre.org

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE VENUES & MORE 7Stages

High Museum of Art

Serenbe Playhouse

Actor’s Express

Horizon Theatre

Southwest Arts Center

Alliance Theater

Infinite Energy Center

Synchronicity Theatre

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Symphony Hall

Judy Jacobs Gallery

Theatrical Outfit

King Plow Arts Ctr

Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance

Center for Puppetry Arts Cobb Energy Centre Conant Performing Arts Center Decatur Visitor Center Explore Gwinnett Ferst Center @ Ga Tech Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square

Tula Gallery

Out Front Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Tavern

Porter Sanford Arts Center

Woodruff Arts Center

Rialto Center for the Arts Roswell Cultural Arts Center

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Greater Atlanta's Performing Arts Magazine, In Print and Online

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Greater Atlanta's Performing Arts Magazine, In Print and Online