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Winter 2017

Robot Romance Nufonia Must Fall Highlights Georgia Tech’s Art and Technology Programming Also Inside: Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Rick Dildine Alliance Theatre will Produce Native Guard at Atlanta History Center The Michael O’Neal Singers: Song for Everyone Theatrical Outfit Brings Two Diverse Productions to the Stage this Winter Movies in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Regional Premiere and New Takes on Classic Comedies Punctuate Out Front’s Season of Shows! The Best of Atlanta is “Indie-catur” • Winners Announced at the 2017 Atlanta’s Suzi Awards ShowGuide Spotlights | Performance Listings January - February 2018 | ShowGuide Venues & More


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Robot Romance Nufonia Must Fall Highlights Georgia Tech’s Art and Technology Programming By AJ Korkidakis

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Creating ‘A New Southern Theatrical Canon’ Is A Priority For Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Rick Dildine By Holley Calmes

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Alliance Theatre will Produce Native Guard at Atlanta History Center

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The Michael O’Neal Singers: Song for Everyone

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Theatrical Outfit Brings Two Diverse Productions to the Stage this Winter

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Movies in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Regional Premiere and New Takes on Classic Comedies Punctuate Out Front’s Season of Shows!

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The Best of Atlanta is “Indie-catur”

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Winners Announced at the 2017 Atlanta’s Suzi Awards

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Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights

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Atlanta ShowGuide Venues and More

Performance Listings January - February 2018

On the Cover:

UPPER: Kaki King, Photo by Marla Aufmuth LOWER LEFT: Dancer/choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher performs Characters. Photo by Felicity Palma, Safety Third Productions. LOWER RIGHT: Alonzo King LINES Ballet, dancer Michael Montgomery. Photo by RJ Muna.


Nufonia’s Robot with Phone. Photos by AJ Korkidakis

Robot Romance Nufonia Must Fall Highlights Georgia Tech’s Art and Technology Programming

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rts@Tech presents Kid Koala’s magical, multi-disciplinary and theatrical adaptation of his graphic novel, Nufonia Must Fall, performing February 11-12 at the Ferst Center for the Arts. Striking in its presentation style and indicative of the unique and bold programming found at Georgia Tech, the charming story centers around a robot on the verge of obsolescence who falls in love with a customer. Directed by K.K. Barrett, Oscar-nominated for Her, this adaptation is told through a live silent film with live performance, live editing, live sound effects, and live music played by the Afiara Quartet and Kid Koala. The story unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, so that the audience is watching an animated film, and simultaneously sees puppets being filmed and projected in real time. Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award-winning graphic novelist based in Montreal. Nufonia features both visual and musical humor — two of Kid Koala’s trademarks. “From the little robot sporting

headphones to the live music and the amazing work of the puppeteers. Nufonia is a multi-media performance unlike anything I’ve seen,” says Madison Cario, director of Georgia Tech’s Office of the Arts. Nufonia Must Fall is one of three offerings at the Ferst Center this spring that exemplifies the art and technology performances that Cario selects in programming the Arts@Tech season. The work on stage is of the highest artistry, and its creativity is at the intersection of science, engineering, art and design. Coming up March 10 is guitarist Kaki King, whose work takes storytelling by guitar to a new level. The groundbreaking performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar in a creation myth where visions of genesis and death are cast onto an Ovation acoustic guitar. Also this spring, An Evening of SEAD Artists on April 21 will feature the dance performance Time to Compile, a piece by roboticist Amy LaViers and choreographer/ technologist Catie Cuan. The Georgia Tech Women in Music Technology will also perform new works in electronic music. For information on all Arts@Tech performances this spring see www.arts.gatech.edu.

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Creating ‘A New Southern Theatrical Canon’ Is A Priority For Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Rick Dildine By Holley Calmes

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will always be a Southern Guy,” states Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s new Artistic Director Rick Dildine. Born in Arkansas, the move to ASF’s Montgomery, Alabama home posed no psychological trauma for Dildine. He recently left another southern theatrical institution, St. Louis, Missouri’s Shakespeare Festival, with a fist full of awards for his leadership. Dildine arrived in Alabama in August. “This is the easiest transition I’ve ever made,” he explains. “The people are warm, kind, and so welcoming. And Montgomery seems to be a city on the verge of taking off, a city rich in history and ripe for storytelling.” Dildine’s era saw the St. Louis Festival’s attendance grow by 55% and revenues by 38%. A youthful, diverse audience and 300+ volunteers are further hallmarks of his Missouri accomplishments. Dildine expects Alabama to be as fertile a theatrical field to plow, especially in the artistic development aspect of the job. “The role of the Artistic Director is to listen to the community,” he says. “And especially in the South, relationships are everything. Since arriving, I’ve been out meeting people and getting to know my new home. The conversations and impulses of the city are leading me. We want ASF to be a part of this community in an authentic way.” Although the works of Shakespeare are the cornerstone of the organization, Dildine sees a future pairing these classics with developing “a new Southern Theatrical canon.” ASF’s Southern Writer’s Project will be a significant factor in this process. “The Southern Writer’s Project is a tremendous initiative and will play a key role in developing new work and attracting top-tier Southern playwrights to ASF. It’s important that we are not only producing excellent Shakespeare productions but contributing something new to the world,” he says. “I am in the process right now of bringing together a great group of Southern playwrights to join me in envisioning the next phase of this ‘new play program.’ The country is eager to hear about our region, especially the stories that can fall through the cracks.” In relation to this initiative he states, “We have something big in the works that we hope to announce in the Spring.” “Overall, my goals are to always be listening, to do authentic work, to make our stories relevant for today’s audiences, and to make sure we are portraying the complexity and diversity of life onstage. I want everyone to know they have a place here.”

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Alliance Theatre will Produce Native Guard at Atlanta History Center

January LaVoy in the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere production of Native Guard. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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he Alliance Theatre has announced its upcoming staging of NATIVE GUARD, the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. In NATIVE GUARD, Trethewey examines national memorials to the Civil War, how we remember history and who tells its story, and how that passed-on history affects our beliefs today. Directed by Alliance Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, NATIVE GUARD explores themes of history, identity, memory, and loss. NATIVE GUARD will be staged at the Atlanta History Center just steps away from its extraordinary collection of Civil War artifacts, January 13 – February 4, 2018. First adapted for the stage by the Alliance in 2014 to sold-out audiences, NATIVE GUARD was described as “an invigorating theatrical experience” and “thought-provoking” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and as “a harrowing, beautiful and elegiac journey” by Atlanta INtown. “Natasha Tretheway’s breathtaking NATIVE GUARD has become even more relevant today than when the Alliance premiered it four years ago,” said Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director.

“Questions of how we remember and memorialize our national history have moved from the classroom to the street, from textbook to headline.” “The Atlanta History Center believes deeply that everyone has a story to tell, and that history belongs to everyone. So we saw a natural match when asked to partner with the Alliance Theatre in staging Natasha Trethewey’s NATIVE GUARD inside our Museum,” said Sheffield Hale, President and CEO, Atlanta History Center. “In combining the Civil War story of the Louisiana Native Guards, one of the Union’s first official black units, with her own story of growing up as the daughter of a then-illegal mixed-race marriage in 1960s Mississippi, Natasha wove a new narrative that brought the past alive in the present. We strive to do that every day at the Atlanta History Center. We hope the experience of combining Trethewey’s work and the talent of the actors in NATIVE GUARD with the powerful objects and stories in our Turning Point: The American Civil War exhibition will connect audiences with history in a vital new way.” Tickets and info are available at www. alliancetheatre.org/nativeguard

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The Madcap Screwball Follow-up to the Smash Hit Lend Me A Tenor! MARCH 1 - 18, 2018 The stage is set for the concert of the century - as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and crackling mayhem. SHOW SPONSOR

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The Michael O’Neal Singers: Song for Everyone

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he Michael O’Neal Singers organization (MOS), based in Roswell, is now midway through its 29th concert season. The 150-member symphonic chorus, known for its agility and variety, will perform A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in January, and partner with the Burke Connolly Academy of Irish Dance for a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, Return to Old Ireland, in March. In May, MOS collaborates with Georgia Philharmonic to present the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony. Since its inception in 1989, MOS has provided a unique opportunity to the north metropolitan Atlanta community to experience musical presentations of engaging variety and artistic excellence. Recent concerts have included Beethoven and Bruckner masterworks, Broadway hits, favorites from the Great American songbook, opera choruses, bluegrass and gospel music, and Beatles ballads. Dr. Michael O’Neal, Founder and Artistic Director, guides the organization with his vision for attaining the highest standards of choral excellence. O’Neal’s work with Robert Shaw evoked the following from the late Mr. Shaw: “Michael…always

manages to see that the music comes first.” Committed to musical outreach, The Michael O’Neal Singers organization has produced a CD entitled MOS Remembers, and distributes this recording at no charge to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or age-related dementia. MOS also live-streams many of its concerts in order that those who are no longer able to attend live choral performances may still experience the power and healing that choral song provides. MOS recognizes the power vocal music has to connect and heal, and so offers choral opportunities to the community at large by hosting an annual December Messiah Sing-Along and a non-auditioned Summer Singers program. In addition, MOS provides opportunities at many of its concerts for the audience to become part of the music-making and sing along with the chorus. The full chorus now has 18 recordings to its credit, including recent releases Amazing Grace: Bluegrass, Spirituals and Gospel and Christmas Through the Ages. Visit MOS on the web at www. mosingers.com or call 770.594.7974 to learn more about these CDs, the MOS Remembers project, and the MOS 2018 season.

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Theatrical Outfit Brings Two Diverse Productions to the Stage this Winter

Alliance Theatre Actress Terry Burrell, 2016 SUZI award winning production ETHEL, Photo by Greg Mooney

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his winter, Theatrical Outfit proudly continues its captivating 20172018 Season of Character with two unique plays that take visitors back to the 1950s and explore extraordinary individuals living extraordinary lives during a time of great social evolution in our country.  Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (January 11 – February 4) stars Atlanta (and Broadway) favorite Terry Burrell (The Alliance Theatre’s Ethel) and is directed by Eric J. Little (The Outfit’s Thurgood). Lady Day invites audiences into a south Philadelphia bar in 1959 to experience one of legend Billie Holiday’s last solo performances, given four months before her death at the age of 44. Full of heartmelting numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” Billie shares with us her loves and losses in this award-winning musical fresh from its recent Broadway and London revivals. Pull up a chair and grab a drink for an intimate and epic evening with one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time — a riveting portrait of the life, the icon, and the unforgettable music that is “Lady Day.”

Next, travel back to Washington, D.C. in 1950 as Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Red Scare “witch hunts” loom large and two State Department coworkers receive orders to expose “moral turpitude” within the government. But, loyal employees Bob and Norma are both gay and have married each other’s partners, Millie and Jim, in a Perfect Arrangement (February 22 – March 18) of domestic, mid-century bliss separated, literally, by a shared closet door. Inspired by true stories of social survival chronicled in the book and documentary film The Lavender Scare, this bubbly cocktail party-meets-TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as the four mates face scandal and a future more gray than Technicolor. Theatrical Outfit presents the Atlanta professional return of this runaway hit play and 2014 American Critics Association Osborn Prize winner by prolific local playwright-actor-director Topher Payne. Adam Koplan (The Outfit’s The Dancing Handkerchief) directs an all-star local cast featuring Ann Marie Gideon, Clifton Guterman, Joe Knezevich, and Courtney Patterson as the four mates. To purchase tickets: www. TheatricalOutfit.org or call 678.528.1500

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he Atlanta Symphony Orchestra invites you to experience your favorite movies in spectacular fashion! Come enjoy the Movies in Concert series as the Symphony performs iconic film scores, while the movies are simultaneously displayed on the big screen in Symphony Hall. To kick things off in 2018, “life finds a way” with the massive blockbuster Jurassic Park on January 20 & 21. One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most treasured musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Now audiences can experience this groundbreaking film as never before, projected in

HD with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing the magnificent score live. Later in the year, fans of the Harry Potter series are in for a treat as Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM In Concert takes over the Hall on October 5, 6 and 7. CineConcerts brings the beloved film to life with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score. Immerse yourself in the magic as you watch a house elf make trouble, a car fly, a giant talking spider menace, a mysterious diary cast its spell and much more set to the music you know and love. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event, flying into Symphony Hall. For full show details and ticketing information on the Movies in Concert series, visit www.aso.org/movies.

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Regional Premiere and New Takes on Classic Comedies Punctuate Out Front’s Season of Shows!

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ut Front Theatre need people are the luckiest Company, dedicated people in the world!” One day, to telling stories of the Lady Herself comes downthe LGBTQIA experience stairs to play. It feels like real and community, is in the Out Front Theater Company 2017, bonding in the basement, but The Rocky Horror PICTURE Show, will their relationship ever make midst of its second season of Photos by Brian Wallenberg imaginative, insightful and it upstairs? Buyer and Cellar is an inclusive productions. After a smash opening outrageous comedy about the price of fame, production of The Rocky Horror Show this past the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs. October, the remaining season lineup features Concluding Out Front’s season from May Sordid Lives, Buyer and Cellar and The Mystery of 3 – May 20, 2018 is Del Shores’ classic comedy, Love and Sex. Sordid Lives. When Peggy, a good Christian Opening in February will be the Southwoman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds eastern premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s The to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden Mystery of Love and Sex. Deep in the American legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best Texas. Her VERY lively family must come to friends since they were nine years old. She’s grips with her accidental death and deal with Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. their own demons while preparing for what Their differences intensify their connection could be an embarrassing funeral. until sexual desire complicates everything in “It’s been incredible to see the outpouring surprising, compulsive ways. Playing Februof support we’ve received during our inaugural ary 1 – February 18, 2018, The Mystery of Love season and only hope that we can continue and Sex is an unexpected love story about to grow that support in the season to come!” two souls meeting and the consequences of said Paul Conroy, founder and producing growing up. artistic director of Out Front Theatre Company. In a co-production with ART Station in “This season will continue to bring LGBTQIA Stone Mountain, Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer and Cel- stories to the forefront of theatre right here in lar will set up shop March 8 – March 25, 2018. Atlanta.” As a struggling actor in Los Angeles, Alex More Tickets may be purchased by takes a job working in the Malibu basement of calling 404-448-2755 or by visiting www. a beloved megastar who thinks “people who outfronttheatre.com.



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REWIND: The First Five Years February 17, 2018 • Druid Hills Presbyterian Church The AWC turns 5 years old! The concert will celebrate the event with audience and singer favorites from our first five years. We’ve pulled out and dusted off the most loved pieces and we are ready to celebrate.

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The Best of Atlanta is “Indie-catur” Taste, sip, savor…and shop!

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ust east of the Atlanta BeltLine trail is the city of Decatur, 4.5 square miles packed with delicious, creative and shop-tastic reasons to visit, especially on a crisp winter evening after the show.

Wild Oats and Billy Goats, fine art at Aimee Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery, contemporary works by local and international artists at Gallery Regina and Different Trains Gallery, and quirky local art and handcrafts at Homegrown. Feel the heat at Decatur Glassblowing, a working glass studio and showroom.

Well-Earned Bragging Rights for Destination Dining The Best of Atlanta lists are out, and Decatur is well-represented by dining hot spots Cakes & Ale, Kimball House (best oysters and oyster shucker), No. 246, Revival, Iberian Pig (best Spanish / tapas), Chai Pani, Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, SOS Tiki Bar, Mac McGee, The Pinewood, and Victory Sandwich Bar (best sandwich). On the weekend try Brush Sushi Izakaya (best brunch revolution), and bring the fam for Revolution Doughnuts (best doughnut), Double Dragon (best American-style Chinese), Grindhouse Killer Burgers (best hamburger), Taqueria del Sol (best tacos).

In the Shopping Mood? Find Pinterest-worthy goods at Found Co., Vivid Boutique, and Trinity Mercantile & Design (best neighborhood gem). Tess World Designs has authentic African print fabrics and accessories. TopStitch Studio and Lounge offers specialty fabrics, sewing tools and gifts. Browse local favorites Treehouse Kid & Craft (best kids store), Little Shop of Stories, SalonRed Kids, Feather Baby, Worthmore Jewelers and Kismet Fine Jewelry. Furry Tales Pet Shop has pet accessories, specialty food, and toys. For fashion it’s Squash Blossom, Boutique Karma and little sister shop Trés Jolie. Get Here! Hop on MARTA to the Decatur station at our downtown square. Check out the details at visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

Art it Up! See five new sculptures around our downtown — part of our Artway public art program. Check out what’s new at our Arts Alliance gallery / Visitors Center at 113 Clairemont Ave., and pick up brochures and local tips while you’re there. Browse Decatur galleries for folk art at

PHOTOS: TOP L-R: Decatur Artway Failure to Ask Directions Sculpture; Decatur Artway Plenum Orb; Decatur Artway Helping Hands

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Winners Announced at the 2017 Atlanta’s Suzi Awards Nominations in 30 categories honor 13 professional companies and 44 productions in the 13th annual awards ceremony

The Cast of Aurora Theatre’s, The Bridges of Madison County, Photo by Chris Bartelski

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tlanta, GA—November 6, 2017: The Suzi Bass Awards announced winners for the 2016-2017 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, November 6, at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, to a full house of industry artists and patrons.

The Ceremony was directed by Jaclyn Hoffman, with music direction by Michael Fauss. The evening’s presenters were Robin Bloodworth, Rob Cleveland, Lala Cochran, Shelli Delgado, Enoch King, India S. Tyree, Taylor M. Dooley and Topher Payne 7 Stages, Threepenny Opera

Alliance Theatre The Prom Photo by Dori Berinstein

Actor’s Express The Crucible, Shelli Delgado with Jonathan Horne. Photo by Christopher Bartelski. Syncronicity Theatre, Eclipsed. Photo by Jerry Siegel

Center for Puppetry Arts, Old Macdonald’s Farm, Seth Langer & Amy Sweeney. Photo by Chris Hunt

Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s Bob & Anita Farley Photo by Mary Saville

2016-2017 Suzi Bass Award Winners Outstanding Production - Musical The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre Outstanding Direction - Musical Justin Anderson for The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre Outstanding Musical Direction Ann-Carol Pence for The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre

Outstanding Choreography Casey Nicholaw for The Prom at the Alliance Theatre Outstanding Lead Actor/Female Musical Kristin Markiton for The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre

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Outstanding Lead Actor/Male Musical Travis Smith for The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre Outstanding Featured Actor/Female - Musical Julissa Sabino for Grease at Serenbe Playhouse


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2016-2017 Suzi Bass Award Winners List, continued

Outstanding Featured Actor/Male - Musical Don Finney for The Threepenny Opera at 7 Stages Outstanding Acting Ensemble Musical The cast of Million Dollar Quartet at Georgia Ensemble Theatre & Atlanta Lyric Theatre (Chase Peacock, Allison Wilhoit, Chris Damiano, Christopher Kent, Justin D. Thompson, Ethan Ray Parker, Andrew Patton, Kroy Presley) Outstanding Costume Design Musical DeeDee Chmielewski for The Threepenny Opera at 7 Stages Outstanding Lighting Design Musical Kevin Frazier for The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre Outstanding Scenic Design Musical Todd Rosenthal for Troubadour at the Alliance Theatre Outstanding Sound Design - Musical Daniel Pope for The Bridges of Madison County at Aurora Theatre Outstanding World Premiere Singles in Agriculture at Aurora Theatre Outstanding Production - Play The Crucible at Actor’s Express Outstanding Direction - Play Tinashe Kajese-Bolden for Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theatre Outstanding Lead Actor/Female - Play Christina Leidel for The Miracle Worker at Gypsy Theatre Company Outstanding Lead Actor/Male - Play Jonathan Horne for The Crucible at Actor’s Express Outstanding Featured Actor/Female - Play Shelli Delgado for The Crucible at Actor’s Express

Outstanding Featured Actor/Male - Play Jeff McKerley for The Legend of Georgia McBride at Actor’s Express Outstanding Acting Ensemble – Play The cast of Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theatre (Asha Duniani, Charity Purvis Jordan, Shayla Love, Parris Sarter, Isake Akanke) Outstanding Costume Design - Play Nyrobi Moss for Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theatre Outstanding Lighting Design - Play William C. Kirkham for Moby Dick at the Alliance Theatre Outstanding Scenic Design - Play Isabel Curley-Clay & Moriah CurleyClay for Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theatre Outstanding Sound Design - Play Preston Goodson for The Legend of Georgia McBride at Actor’s Express Outstanding Production - TYA The Three Billy Goats Gruff at Aurora Theatre Outstanding New Work - TYA From Head to Toe at the Alliance Theatre Outstanding Direction - TYA Old MacDonald’s Farm at Center for Puppetry Arts: Amy Sweeney, Director; Dolph Amick, Music Director Outstanding Performance/ Ensemble - TYA The cast of Old MacDonald’s Farm at Center for Puppetry Arts: Seth Langer, Amy Sweeney Outstanding Design - TYA The design team of The Three Billy Goats Gruff at Aurora Theatre: Isabel Curley-Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay, Scenic and Costume Design; Andre C. Allen, Lighting Design; Thom Jenkins, Sound Design

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SPECIAL AWARDS 2017 Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award Topher Payne, for Greetings Friend, Your Kind Assistance is Required, produced by Georgia Ensemble Theatre 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Bob and Anita Farley, Founders and Directors, Georgia Ensemble Theatre
 2017 Spirit of Suzi Award Lois Reitzes, Host, City Lights on WABE 90.1
 2017 Callboard Award Maclare (MC) Park 2017 Volunteer Award Susan Stiefel 2017 Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Season
 Synchronicity Theatre WINS BY PRODUCTION The Bridges of Madison County – 7 Eclipsed – 4 The Crucible - 3 The Threepenny Opera - 2 The Legend of Georgia McBride – 2 The Three Billy Goats Gruff – 2 Old MacDonald’s Farm – 2 The Prom – 1 Grease – 1 Million Dollar Quartet – 1 Troubadour – 1 The Miracle Worker - 1 Moby Dick – 1 From Head to Toe – 1 Singles In Agriculture – 1 WINS BY PRODUCER Aurora Theatre – 10 Actor’s Express – 5 Synchronicity Theatre – 4 The Alliance Theatre – 4 7 Stages – 2 Center for Puppetry Arts – 2 Serenbe Playhouse - 1 Georgia Ensemble Theatre - 1 Gypsy Theatre Company - 1 TYA = Theatre for Young Audiences


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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS Alliance Theatre presents Dinosaur! for children under 5 The Alliance’s next show in the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series is Dinosaur! And even though everyone loves dinosaurs, this show is designed especially for children under 5 and their caregivers. Dinosaur! is a gentle and aweinspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world, combining art & science in an interactive experience. Adult tickets are only $10; children 6-17 are $5; and kids under 5 are free! Performances are already selling out. Dinosaur! is onstage January 9 – February 18. Tickets at www.alliancetheatre.org/dinosaur

perfecting a fine mix between Latin music and jazz. His quartet appears January 27. The Arts@Tech season gets into the Mardi Gras spirit in February with Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band — a true New Orleans institution and one of the pillars of the New Orleans music scene. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. See details on all the music, dance, and theatre this spring at www.arts.gatech.edu.

Atlanta Dance Theatre’s Ballet of Beauty Atlanta Dance Theatre’s Ballet of Beauty and the Beast is choreographed by Shelley Grames. In this enchanted tale, a young prince is transformed into a Beast because of his selfishness and arrogance. Beauty has a kind and generous heart. The two are brought together after Beauty’s father wanders into the castle and is held captive until Beauty takes his place. Over time, Beauty chips away at the Beast, finding a good and loving heart. The two fall in love and the spell is broken, proving that love is more than skin deep. Join us March 24th and 25th. For tickets please contact us at 404438-3028 springballetconcert.com

Matthew Morrison with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra This summer, American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter Matthew Morrison brings his act to Symphony Hall for a special performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16, 2018, and get ready to experience this multi-talented performer, known for his extensive Broadway experience and starring role in the musical comedy series “Glee”. During his prolific career, Matthew Morrison has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Tickets for Matthew Morrison with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are on sale now at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com

Warm Up with Jazz at the Ferst Center Two outstanding jazz groups take the Ferst Center stage at Georgia Tech this winter. Multiple Grammy nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, composer and saxophonist Miguel Zenón blends innovation and jazz tradition. Zenón has developed a unique voice, concentrating his efforts on

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company The Atlanta Shakespeare Company dishes up some intense emotions at the start of the year. With The Comedy of Errors (January), Shakespeare uses almost every comedic trick

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS 21st Annual Kwanzaa Celebration with Dancical Productions Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. proudly announces its 21st  Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center. Terrie Ajile Axam dance artist, cultural arts entertainer and founder shares her work, “Fusion-From Africa to Hip Hop- Girl Why Your Dance Like That?”, originally a national college tour production reaching over 100 colleges and universities. Ajile was named Kwanzaa Queen in the year 2000 by Creative Loafing. She has spread the message and lessons of Kwanzaa for over 30 years. Ajile has been a quiet force that has influenced and promoted African-American culture locally, nationally and internationally.

in the book (Slap-stick! Puns! Word Play! Demonic Possession!) to keep you laughing about his story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. In February, things calm down a bit with Romeo and Juliet, though this tale of forbidden love, feuding families, and a meddling Friar has enough drama and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and crying into your pint of Guinness. ShakespeareTavern.com Winter Wonderland with ASF It’s a winter wonderland at ASF with 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 the beloved family musical Annie and the new Southern Writers’ Project play, Starstruck. Join us for a wonderful season at ASF in historic Montgomery, AL. Groups welcome! Tickets on sale now at asf.net.

Stage Your After-party in Decatur Slip into a cozy table for two at No. 246, or bring your party for upscale comfort cooking at Revival, Atlanta’s best tapas at the Iberian Pig, or midnight snacks at Victory Sandwich Bar. Sip couture cocktails at The Pinewood or make the after-hours scene at Kimball House. Catch some live music (and great food) at the legendary Eddie’s Attic. With 80+ restaurants, pubs, and cafés, Decatur has a well-earned reputation as a dining destination. Check out mobile-friendly decaturrestauranttour.com for tasty video tours of dining spots favored by critics as well as the locals. See a complete listing at visitdecaturga.com. Three colors: Turquoise PMS 326, Red-orange PMS 173, Purple PMS 242

Core Dance “Core Dance congratulates our Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Sue Schroeder, on her 2017 Luminary Award for Outstanding Leadership! To learn more, join us at www.coredance.org. Core Dance creates art, facilitates artmaking, and engenders art engagement for those seeking to connect with what makes us uniquely human: our intellect, our emotional body, our spiritual center. Through dance and the process of creating it, we activate that which makes us individually unique and connect it to that which makes us indivisibly One.”

GET Celebrates its Silver Anniversary Season Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman; Directed by James Donadio; Musical Direction by Dale Grogan Based on the life of Rosemary Clooney.

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS GET will ring in the New Year with its second musical of the 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! www.get.org A Comedy of Tenors March 1-18, 2018; By Ken Ludwig; Directed by Shelly McCook The theatre world has waited 30 years for comic genius Ken Ludwig to deliver this companion to the hilarious, Tony Awardwinning Lend Me A Tenor, the most popular American farce of the 20th century. This time around, we’re in 1930s Paris. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium full of screaming fans. The stage is now set for the concert of the century — as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight, this long-awaited Southeastern premiere runs on all of your laugh-out-loud cylinders.

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Georgia State University School of Music Georgia State University School of Music enrolls over 400 students representing 6 countries and 21 states. Approximately 360 of the students are in bachelor’s degree programs, 70 in master’s degrees, and the remainder in other programs, including a Ph.D. program in music education. Forty full-time and 30 part-time faculty serve students in concentrations including performance, music education, music management, music recording and technology, composition, and jazz studies.


The Michael O’Neal Singers (MOS) The Michael O’Neal Singers (MOS) organization has established itself as one of the premier community choruses in the Southeastern United States and is now celebrating its 29th concert season. Composed of a symphonic chorus of over 155 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

Outfront Theatre Explores The Mystery of Love and Sex Charlotte and Jonny definitely do love each other. But not that way. Or maybe that way. They’re in college and have been close friends since they were nine. They might be in love. They might be getting married. Or they might not. Also, Charlotte wonders if she might be gay. Or maybe bisexual. As does Jonny. Deeply insightful and very funny, The Mystery of Love and Sex captures both the aimless yet headstrong swagger of the twentysomethings, as well as the guarded, practiced veneer of their parents. They’ll all find out eventually that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you. Outfronttheatre. com

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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 SHOWGUIDE SPOTLIGHTS programmatic variety. Our 2017-2018 season continues with a performance of A German Requiem – Johannes Brahms, featuring the full MOS Chorus with Michelle Jarrell, Soprano; Brent Davis, Baritone, and Tom Alderman, Organist. Visit www.mosingers.com for more information about The Michael O’Neal Singers.

original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Visit shenyun. com/atlanta. Thank you. Menopause The Musical® Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, these women form a sisterhood as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, this laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University The 2017-2018 Rialto Series offers a dazzling lineup of the best in jazz, world music, dance, and more. Celebrating over 100 years as an anchor for the arts in downtown Atlanta, The Rialto’s Next Century Starts Now with a diverse roster of spectacular entertainment. Known as the place “Where Atlanta Meets the World,” the Rialto introduces Atlanta audiences stellar international artists, including: Argentina’s Tango Fire; the captivating dance of the all-male, FrenchAlgerian dance troupe Compagnie Hervé KOUBI; and the much-anticipated return of South Africa’s legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Rialto.gsu.edu

Synchronicity Theatre – Celebrating 20 Years of SMART. GUTSY. BOLD. THEATRE. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane; February 2-25, 2018; By Dwayne Hartford; Adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo In Dwayne Hartford’s enchanting adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo (Author of Because of Winn Dixie), Edward Tulane, a vain porcelain rabbit, goes on the journey of a lifetime where he learns how to love and discovers a true miracle. Performances start February 2nd! Tickets to this Bold & Gutsy show start at just $15. To make a reservation call 404-484-8636 or visit us online at Synchrotheatre.com!

Shen Yun 2018 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 multidimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms — classical Chinese dance — along with patented scenographical effects and all-

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True character comes from within. Terry Burrell stars in Theatrical Outfit’s most symbolic play, King Hedley II is the production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar eighth August Wilson’s Pittsburgh DECEMBER 3 - play 27,in2015 & Grill.  Cycle, aTheatricalOutfit.org haunting and challenging tragedy 678.528.1500 At Emerson’s seedy of Shakespearean proportions. www. bar on Philly’s south side, an audience truecolorstheatre.org gathers to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last   solo performances. Full of heart-melting UGA Performing Arts songs, Billie shares with us her loves and Center (PAC) losses in this award-winning musical. Pull CORE Contemporary & Aerial Dance up a chair and grab a drink for an intimate Artistic Director Bala Sarasvati, will premiere and epic evening with one of the greatest WITHOUT (within) Borders for the 2018 UGA jazz and blues vocalists of all time — a Department of Dance season. The evening’s riveting portrait of the life, the icon and the nonstop sixty minute show explores unforgettable music that is “Lady Day.” Jan 11 both internal and external boundaries; – Feb 4, 2018. www.TheatricalOutfit.org personal, cultural, political and spatial, After productions in twelve states, and perceptions about both concrete including an off-Broadway run, Topher and invisible walls that are created and Payne’s Perfect Arrangement returns destroyed. The aerial and contemporary to Atlanta. As the Red Scare looms large dance performance is enhanced through a in Washington, D.C., two State Department visual landscape incorporating projection employees, Bob and Norma, receive orders mapping, animation and film. The company to expose “moral turpitude” within the will perform on silks, slings, lyras, bungee government. But, the coworkers are both gay and feature guest choreographers and and have married each other’s partners, in performers and CORE alum. Tickets are a picture-perfect façade of domestic, midavailable online through UGA Performing century bliss separated, literally, by a shared Arts Center (PAC). Visit https://www. closet door. Inspired by true stories of social corecontemporaryandaerialdance.com survival, this bubbly cocktail party-meets  TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as Atlanta Women’s Chorus Birthday Bash the four mates face exposure and a future The Atlanta Women’s Chorus has a more gray than Technicolor. Feb 22 – Mar 18, Birthday Bash planned — because we are 2018.  www.TheatricalOutfit.org turning FIVE! Come celebrate the best of our first five years as we reprise audience True Colors Theatre Produces its 8th favorites from Broadway and pop to August Wilson Play classical. If you are new to AWC then come King Hedley II is an hear what you have been missing as we are ex-con trying to save NOT your mama’s choir! We sing our hearts up for his own business and hopefully a out to entertain, uplift, and inspire as we new life. Desperately fighting to overcome work to change hearts and minds through a world that’s against him, King spends music. Join us on February 17, 2017 at Druid his time trying to plant seeds in a garden Hills Presbyterian Church. Tickets available where nothing can grow. This becomes at www.awchorus.org the metaphor for his life and his dreams seemingly doomed. In Wilson’s darkest and

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE WINTER Performance guide courtesy of atlantaplanit.com

KIDS SHOWS THE ADVENTURES OF GINGERBREAD MAN 1/2 - 1/7/2018 Price:$11.25 to $19.50 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-873-3391 puppet.org THE GIVER 1/13 – 1/27/2018 Price:$10 Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forest St., Roswell TIX:770-641-1260 get.org MUSIC FOR THE VERY YOUNG: MUSIC OF AFRICA 1/13 – 1/14/2018 Price:$0 to $15 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-4900 atlantasymphony.org

The Mystery of Love and Sex Feb. 1 - 18, 2018 404 - 448 - 2755 outfronttheatre.com

RAINFOREST ADVENTURES 1/23 – 3/4/2018 Price:$11.25 to $19.50 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 puppet.org

THEATRE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 1/6 – 1/28/2018 Price:$15 to $42 Atlanta Shakespeare Company 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-874-529 shakespearetavern.com SNOW QUEEN 16 – 2/3, 2018 Price: $25-$35 Alabama Shakespeare Festival One Festival Drive Montgomery, AL 36117 TIX: 800-841-4273 www.asf.net


ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE WINTER MAYTAG VIRGIN 1/11 – 2/11 Price:$20 to $55 Aurora Theatre 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville TIX:678-226-6222 auroratheatre.com

ROMEO AND JULIET 2/3 – 3/3/2018 Price:$15 to $42 Atlanta Shakespeare Company 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-874-5299 shakespearetavern.com

ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, PART TWO: PERESTROIKA 1/13 – 2/17 /2018 Price:$20 to $37 Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta TIX:404-607-7469 actors-express.com

THE PIGEONING 2/9 – 2/11/2018 Price:$25.50 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-873-339 puppet.org NUFONIA MUST FALL 2/12-2/13/2018 Price:$20-$40 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

NATIVE GUARD 1/13-2/4/2018 Price: $10-$42 Alliance Theatre at Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 alliancetheatre.org

KING HEDLEY II 2/13 – 3/11/2018 Price:$20 to $35 True Colors Theatre Company at Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Rd. SW, Atlanta TIX:404-532-1901 truecolorstheatre.org

FLY 1/26-2/11/2018 Prices: $35-$60 Alabama Shakespeare Festival One Festival Drive Montgomery, AL TIX: 800-841-4273 www.asf.net

PERFECT ARRANGEMENT 2/22 – 3/11 /2018 Price:$18 to $51 Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta TIX: 678-528-1500 theatricaloutfit.org

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX 2/1 – 2/18/2018 Price:$15 to $25 Out Front Theatre Company 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-448-2755 outfronttheatre.com

17 BORDER CROSSINGS BY THADDEUS PHILLIPS & LUCIDITY SUITCASE INT’L 3/3/2018 Price:$20-$38 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

THE FOLLOWERS; A RETELLING OF THE BACCHAE 2/1 – 2/2/18 Price:$15 to $25 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-523-7647 7stages.org

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THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE 2/ 2 - 25/18 Price: $15 - $22 Synchronicity Theatre 1545 Peachtree Street, Atlanta TIX: 404-484-8636 Synchrotheatre.com

THE LION KING 1/12 – 1/28/2018 Price:$30.50 to $141.50 Broadway In Atlanta at The Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:855-285-8499 foxtheatre.org

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LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL 1/11 – 2/4/2018 Price:$18 to $51 Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta TIX:678-528-1500 theatricaloutfit.org TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL 1/11 – 1/28/2018 Price:$33 to $43+ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forest St., Roswell TIX:770-641-1260 get.org MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 1/ 16 -1/21/2018 Prices: $39-$49 GFour Productions, Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square TIX: 770.293.0080 www.earlsmithstrand.org THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT 2/24 – 3/4/2018 Price:$35 to $131 The Atlanta Opera at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX:404-881-8885atlantaopera.org A COMEDY OF TENORS 3/1-3/18, 2018 Price: $29-$38+ Georgia Ensemble Theatre Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. Roswell TIX: 770-641-1260 www.get.org

CONCERTS LEONARD BERNSTEIN AND THE BEETHOVEN SEVENTH 1/11 – 1/13/2018 Price:$22 to $107 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-490 atlantasymphony.org KATHLEEN BATTLE: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD – A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY WITH THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 1/1/2018 Price:$39 to $104 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-4900 atlantasymphony.org

SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE 1/18/2018, 7:30pm Price: FREE Georgia State University School of Music 15 Gilmer St SE, Atlanta GA, 30303 TIX: 404-413-5914 music.gsu GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ROOMFUL OF TEETH 1/ 21/2018 @7:00pm  Price: $10.00-$52.00 Georgia State University School of Music Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9849 music.gsu.edu A GERMAN REQUIEM - JOHANNES BRAHMS 1/21/2017 at 3 p.m. Price: $18 - $25 The Michael O’Neal Singers Roswell UMC 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell TIX: 770.594.7974 www.mosingers.com JURASSIC PARK: LIVE IN CONCERT 1/21/2018 Price:$39 to $150 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-49 atlantasymphony.org BEETHOVEN’S ‘EMPEROR’ CONCERTO 1/25 – 1/27/2018 Price:$22 to $97 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-4900 atlantasymphony.org MIGUEL ZENON QUARTET 1/27/2018 Prices: $20-$53 Ferst Center for the Arts 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu NEOPHONIA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE PORTRAIT CONCERT: THE MUSIC OF CHARLES KNOX 1/28/2018, 3:00pm Price: FREE Georgia State University School of Music Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 15 Gilmer St SE, Atlanta TIX: 404-413-5914 music.gsu

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE WINTER BEETHOVEN’S SECOND AND THIRD PIANO CONCERTOS 2/1 – 2/3/2018 Price:$22 to $97 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-4900 atlantasymphony.org

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX 2/1/2018 Price:$27 to $102 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX:770-916-280 cobbenergycentre.com

THE EXQUISITE MOZART REQUIEM 2/8 – 2/11/2018 Price:$32 to $108 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-4900 atlantasymphony.org

SCHUBERT’S UNFINISHED AND UNPARALLELED EIGHTH SYMPHONY 2/15 – 2/2018 Price:$22 to $97 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-4900 atlantasymphony.org

DIANA KRALL: TURN UP THE QUIET WORLD TOUR 2/9/2018 Price:$49 to $150 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:404-733-490 atlantasymphony.org

REWIND: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS 2/17/2018 Price: $25 and up Atlanta Women’s Chorus Druid Hills Presbyterian Church 1026 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-320-1030 www.awchorus.org

SERGEI BABAYAN PIANO RECITAL 2/11/2018 @6 pm Price: $10-$25 Chopin Society of Atlanta, Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA TIX: 404-245-6133 www.chopinatlanta.org

LIVE! IN ROSWELL PRESENTS JANE POWELL, GODDESS OF SOUL 2/17/2018 @8 pm  Price: $30 (senior, student, military discount available Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, Roswell TIX: 770-594-6232 roswellcac.com

JOHNNY MERCER TRIBUTE FEATURING JOE GRANSDEN AND FRANCINE REED 2/11/2018 Prices: $37+ Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University 80 Forsyth St, NW Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9843 rialto.gsu.edu

CHINA NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2/18/2018 Price:$75 Emory University Emerson Concert Hall 1700 North Decatur Rd., Atlanta TIX:404-727-5050 arts.emory.edu

ALPHA AND OMEGA 2/11/2018 Price:$15 The Michael O’Neal Kaleidoscope Singers at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church 180 Academy St., Alpharetta TIX:770-594-7974 mosingers.com

REBIRTH BRASS BAND 2/24/2018 Price:$20-$53 Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta TIX:404-894-9600 arts.gatech.edu

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES 2/12/2018 Price:$31.50 to $81.50 The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:855-285-8499 foxtheatre.org

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DANCE FUSION FROM AFRICA TO HIP-HOP FEATURING “GIRL WHY YOU DANCE LIKE THAT?” 12/30/2017 Prices (range):$15 -$25 Total Dance/ Dancical Productions Inc. Southwest Art Center, 915 New Hope Rd. Atlanta TIX: www.dancicalproductions.com DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! 1/2/2018 Price:$56 to $121.50 The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:855-285-8499 foxtheatre.org TANGO FIRE COMPANY OF BUENOS AIRES 1/20/2018 Prices: $41+ Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University 80 Forsyth St, NW, Atlanta TIX:404-413-9843 rialto.gsu.edu THE WIZ 1/20-21/2018 Price: $22.00 Triple 7 Dance, Infinite Energy Theater 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth TIX: 770-813-7600 www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com WITHOUT (WITHIN) BORDERS 1/22-24/2018 Price: $12-$16 CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance New Dance Theatre, UGA Department of Dance 263 Dance Bldg., 325 Sanford Dr. for GPS: 262 W. Green St, Athens TIX: 706-542-4400 (online tickets at pac@uga.edu) https://www.corecontemporaryandaerialdance.com dance.uga.edu DON QUIXOTE 2/2 – 2/1 Price:$20 to $129 Atlanta Ballet at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX:404-892-3303 atlantaballet.com

AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS 2/3/2018 Price: $56+ Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University 80 Forsyth St, NW Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9843 rialto.gsu.edu ATLANTA BALLET 2 PRESENTS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2/8 – 2/1 Price:$10 to $57 Atlanta Ballet 2 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX:404-892-3303 atlantaballet.com EVOLUTION: A DANCER’S JOURNEY 2/10/2018 1&6pm Price: $12-$15 Roswell Dance Starz, Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA TIX: 770-641-3987 roswellgov.com/evolution ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER 2/12 – 2/18 Price:$21/50 to $85/50 The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta TIX:855-285-8499 foxtheatre.org COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI – FRENCH-ALGERIAN, WEST-AFRICAN, ALL-MALE DANCE TROUPE 2/17/2018 Price: $41+ Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University 80 Forsyth St, NW Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9843 rialto.gsu.edu EVA YERBABUENA– FLAMENCO VIRTUOSA! 2/24/2018 Price: $41+ Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University 80 Forsyth St, NW Atlanta TIX: 404-413-9843 rialto.gsu.edu CORE DANCE 3/1 -3/3, 2018 8:00pm Price:$15  The B Complex, 1272 Murphy Avenue, Atlanta TIX::www.coredance.org

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE WINTER MARY POPPINS AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3/23, 24, 25/2018 Price: $27.50, $22.50 and $17.50 Atlanta Dance Theatre and Roswell Dance Theatre Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, Roswell  TIX:  404-438-3028 springballetconcert.com SHEN YUN 4/4-8, 2018  Price: $80-240 Shen Yun Performing Arts, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 ShenYun.com

FESTIVAL, EXHIBITS, & MORE FINE ART + FASHION 3/15/2018, 6 pm to 9 pm Prices: Individual $500 and Patron $1500 Neiman Marcus, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta Nbaf.org or information contact jhanenkrat@nbaf. org, 404.372.4572 RING IN THE NEW YEAR HERE! Support Local in 2018: At Our 200+ Rsestaurants, Cafés, Shops, and Services Stroll-worthy Art: Decatur Artway Sculptures in downtown Decatur and Oakhurst Village, Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery, Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery, Different Trains Gallery, Wild Oats and Billy Goats, HomeGrown, Worthmore Jewelry, Decatur Square Framing & Gallery, Trinity Mercantile & Design. For more information: City of Decatur Visitors Center 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur 678-615-0915 VisitDecaturGeorgia.com Afiara Quartet performs Nufonia Must Fall LIVE

Iluminate Robots Rebirth Brass Band, February 24 at the Ferst Center.


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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