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MARIETTA/COBB MUSEUM OF ART>>The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art presents two major exhibitions this season – “Shadow Circus” and “Portrait Society of Atlanta,” through Dec. 15. “Shadow Circus,” featuring the art of Kirsten Stingle and Lorraine Glessner, brings to light the inner stories and dialogues everyone has within themselves. Stingle combines distinctive porcelain figures with discarded relics to create a narrative that engages the viewer. Glessner's encaustic paintings are richly layered, requiring the viewer to go deep within to understand what the shadow side is trying to tell us. The Portrait Society of Atlanta presents an exhibition juried by Jamie Lee McMahan with featured works by various members of the Atlanta Portrait Society. The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is located in downtown Marietta at 30 Atlanta Street. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, free for children younger than six years, and free for members. Information: 770.528.1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org

McNalley, direction by Rob Roy Hardie, and music directed by Annie Cook. Call for performance times and ticket prices. Information: 678.744.6398 or www.nextstagetheatrecompany.com SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM>>This highly-acclaimed musical revue is a celebration of America's greatest living composer. “Side By Side by Sondheim” is a dazzling collection of songs by Broadway’s musical master, Stephen Sondheim. . Out of Box Theatre Company presents “Side by Side by Sondheim” through Dec. 23, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m., in their new home at the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Parkway South, Suite C-1, in Marietta. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and students, and $22 for groups of 10 or more. Information: 678.653.4605 or www.outofboxtheatre.com

SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS>>The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to downtown Marietta to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. “Sanders Family Christmas” stars the beloved original Theatre in the Square cast. World War II provides the dramatic underpinning to the story of a family living in the rural town of Mount Pleasant, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. They are about to say a bittersweet goodbye to their only son, who is shipping out with the Marine Corps. But before he goes, the Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe and the Sanders family attempt to raise the spirits of their faithful flock in a rousing and energetic Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents “Sanders Family Christmas” at First United Methodist Church of Marietta’s Family Life Hall at 56 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta. Performances are Dec. 13 through 22, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $33 for adults, $28 for seniors and students. Information: 404.377.9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com THE FULL MONTY>>Next Stage Theatre Company presents “The Full Monty” through Dec. 21, at the Alley Stage, 11 Anderson Street in Marietta. The show features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence

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