March 17-April 2 “White Woman in Progress.” Inspired by Tara Ochs’ role as a civil rights activist in “Selma,” this one woman show champions individual power and explores social justice. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat.; 5 PM Sun. 3/26 & 4/2. May 4-14 Curious Queer Encounters festival. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 5 PM Sun.
1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647. 7stages.org
March 3-19 “Steel Magnolias,” drama about a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together in a Louisiana beauty parlor. 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com.
Through Feb. 25 “And Then There Were None,” gripping Agatha Christie thriller follows 10 strangers marooned on an island. April 14-29 “Urinetown,” satirical musical comedy about a drought-fueled ban on private toilets.
8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
March 18-April 16 “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” comedy about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen. May 13-June 11 “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” epic journey of a slave who fights in the Civil War for his freedom.
887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
Alliance Stage Series: Through March 12 “The Temple Bombing,” brilliant retelling of a dramatic event that spurred the city of Atlanta to transform. Hertz Stage Series: Through Feb. 26 “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” the personal cost and private struggles behind the Civil Rights Movement. March 24-April 15 “The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness, as told by an African-American Man who also happens to be Black,” sketch comedy show from Mark Kendall. Family Series: March 19-April 9 “Cinderella and Fella,” contemporary and timely musical spin on the Cinderella fairytale. Theatre for the Very Young:
March 14-April 9 “Dinosaur!,” the wonders of the pre-historic world.
Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650. alliancetheatre.org
March 17-19 Broadway blockbuster about a spunky orphan with a beloved score including “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” staged at the Fox Theatre, as part of the Broadway in Atlanta season. 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 855/285-8499. foxtheatre.org/annie.
ART STATION THEATRE
Through Feb. 22 “Somewhere Over The Rose,” sassy celebration of icons Judy Garland and Bette Midler. April 13-30 “Pie In The Sky,” comedy about an elderly mother and daughter who live in a mobile home in Texas.
384 Manor Dr., Historic Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105. artstation.org
ARTS AT EMORY
March 16 Luther Enloe, guitar March 18 St. Lawrence String Quartet, pianist Pedja Muzijevic March 19 Bach Birthday Recital March 28 Emory Jazz Combos March 30 Barenaked Voices: 14th Emory Student A Cappella Celebration March 30-April 9 “Ravished,” the incredible and devastating repercussions of love. Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle NE, Atl. April 6 & 20 Jazz On The Green, Patterson Green, 1700 N. Decatur Rd. April 7 Derrick Montgomery, trumpet April 9 Emory Chamber Ensembles April 13-15 Emory Dance Company: Spring Concert April 14-15 Emory University Chorus & Symphony Orchestra April 18 Spring Jazz Concert April 21 Emory Wind Ensemble April 23 Emory Concert Choir April 30 Vega String Quartet May 3 Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra May 20-21 Atlanta Master Chorale: Ein Deutsches Requiem: Brahms
Unless noted, performances at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. 404/727-5050. For a complete list of events, visit arts.emory.edu
March 17-19 “Gennadi’s Choice,” curated by artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin, celebrates the timeless beauty and power of ballet. April 14-16 “Firebird,” pays homage to three inventive choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, with live music by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. May 12-14 “Camino Real,” a rousing tale of survival that fuses dance, theater and live music, based on Tennessee Williams’ work.
Performances at Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 2 PM Sun. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 404/892-3303. atlantaballet.com
ATLANTA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
March 18-19 The Concert Spirituel with the Cathedral of St. Philip Schola, 7:30 PM Sat. at The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atl.; and 4 PM Sun. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell. 404/422-0515. atlantabaroque.org.