June 7-23 “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage based on the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever songs. Sept. 13-29 “Big The Musical”
Shows at 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com
June 14-16, 21-23 “Willy Wonka,” based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl.
6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
June 1-23 “Jump,” a grieving woman seeking solace at a gorge-spanning bridge finds a journey of self-discovery. Previews: May 30-31. July 20-Aug. 25 “Head Over Heels!” Musical romp follows the royal family of mythical Arcadia on a madcap journey to save their kingdom, with music by the iconic 80s band The Go-Go’s.
Shows at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
May 1-26 “Ride the Cyclone,” original new musical that’s part comedy, part tragedy and wholly unexpected. 13+ Sept. 5-Oct. 6 “Becoming Nancy,” huge-hearted new musical weaves a story of family bonds, first loves and the courage to find your own spotlight.
Family Series June 20-July 21 “Max Makes a Million.” Poetry, dance, jazz, art and dreams coalesce in a glorious adaptation of Maira Kalman’s book.
Theatre for the Very Young July 20-28 & Sept. 24-Oct. 27 “Hey Willy, See the Pyramids,” theatrical adventure explores the vivid place where bedtime stories meet dreaming, inspired by Maira Kalman’s book.
May 16 Chris Young June 6 Florence and the Machine June 14 Dierks Bentley July 10 Train, Goo Goo Dolls July 12 Luke Combs July 23 Dave Matthews Band July 25 KoRn, Alice In Chains Aug. 10 KIDZ BOP Aug. 11 Peter Frampton Aug. 15 Breaking Benjamin Aug. 19 Heart Aug. 21 Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Sept. 3 SlipKnot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth Sept. 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sept. 28 Star Wars and More: Music of John Williams with ASO Oct. 10 Brantley Gilbert Oct. 13 ZZ Top, Cheap Trick
May 2-19 “Love & Money,” a wealthy widow’s plans to donate her worldly goods hits a snag in an incisive and hysterical portrait of the trials of class, family, legacy, race and the power of a good story. June 6-9 “Burlesque Revolution.” A diverse dance ensemble brings sparkling glamour to musical theatre with Southern charm. Ages 18+ July 11-28 “Tenderly–The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” chronicles her rise to stardom and personal struggles.
July 18 Zach Williams concert, following Washington Nationals game. Sept. 1 Steve Aoki concert, following Chicago White Sox game.
Admission included in game ticket; Field Pass available for purchase. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. 800/745-3000. braves.com/concerts
ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
June 7-23 “Oliver!” Based on Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, a young orphan navigates the underworld of Victorian England as he searches for a home, family and love. Aug. 16-Sept. 1 “War Paint,” musical about the rivalry of beauty innovators Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein that launched an industry.
Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat, 2 PM Sat.-Sun. at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 404/377-9948. atlantalyric.com
ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL
June 21 Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with ASO June 27 Rick Springfield with ASO June 28 Ben Folds with ASO July 12 Lela James July 19 Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne Aug. 10 Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Sept. 12-13 Indigo Girls with ASO Sept. 14 Vanessa Williams with ASO Sept. 27 Adam Ant Oct. 11 The Music of The Rolling Stones with ASO Nov. 1 RuPaul’s Drag Race Nov. 10 Emmylou Harris
Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000. ticketmaster.com
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
May 22 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven May 23 Chamber Recital May 23, 25 Fabulous France May 30, June 1-2 Beethoven, Bernstein June 6, 8 Beethoven’s Fidelio
Movies in Concert May 17-18Jaws, 8 PM June 14-15Casablanca, 8 PM
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000. aso.org