Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Tre Floyd presents “Love Sex and Marriage: The Stage Play,” Back Stage Black Box. Sept. 27-Oct. 14 “Waiting for Godot,” tragicomic absurdist play about waiting for solutions that may never come. Nov. 1-4 “The Way at Midnight,” exploration of losing and being lost. Dec. 6-9 “Curious Holiday Encounters.”
1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647. 7stages.org
Nov. 30-Dec. 16 “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,” funny and touching holiday classic. Shows at 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com.
Sept. 7-23 “Godspell-2012 Revised Version,” mega-hit musical tells the parables of Jesus with a hefty dose of comic timing. Oct. 12-28 “The Graduate,” a young man’s journey to finding himself, based on the classic novel and cult film. Nov. 30-Dec. 16 “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol,” reinterpreted holiday classic with a film noir twist.
Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
Sept. 1-30 “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” co-production with Aurora Theatre. Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slugfest about ideas, love and modern women. Oct. 5-7 Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along.” Oct. 27-Nov. 18 “Reykjavík,” a tour-de-force collision of sex and danger told through eight interconnected vignettes. Previews: Oct. 25-26.
Shows at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
Oct. 30-Nov. 8 Worldwide tour of high-energy musical tells the story of South Africa through storytelling, drum talk, dance and song with a youthful, all-South African cast at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur. 1-877/725-8849. africaumojausatour.com ticketalternative.com
Sept. 5-Oct. 21 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” whimsical production of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, staged outdoors at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Hertz Series Sept. 29-Oct. 28 “Nick’s Flamingo Grill,” a story of hope and brotherly love set in 1950s Georgia, inspired by the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta. Ages 14+ Nov. 13-Dec. 9 “Knead,” world premiere drama. Ages 14+
Family Series Oct. 6-13 “Paige in Full,” a girl’s journey through hip-hop to self-discovery. Grades 4th-8th
Theatre for the Very Young Oct. 2-Nov. 4 “Little Raindrop Songs.”
Sept. 14-16 “Return to Fall,” program celebrating dancers’ physical limits, performed at Cobb Energy Centre. Dec. 8-24 “The Nutcracker,” all new production at the Fox Theatre.
ATLANTA BRAVES CONCERT SERIES AT SUNTRUST PARK
Aug. 31 Zedd, postgame concert (free with game ticket; limited field passes available for purchase). SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. 800/745-3000. braves.com/concerts
ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
Through Sept. 2 “Aida,” hit musical by Elton John and Tim Rice based on Verdi’s timeless love story about an enslaved Nubian princess, the Pharaoh’s daughter and the soldier they both love. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2 PM Sun., plus 2 PM Sept. 1. Oct. 19-Nov. 4 “Disney’s Newsies,” high-energy musical inspired by the newsboys’ strike of 1899 in New York.
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