Through Feb. 25 “The Followers; A Retelling of the Bacchae,” combines opera, dance, puppetry and physical theatre to tell a timeless story about blind faith, abuse of power, and the tragic cycle of vengeance. March 15-18 “Gomela / To Return,” celebrates beauty, resilience and expression through spoken word, African dance and music. April 26-May 13 “Curious Human Encounters,” experience human stories of culture, politics, ritual, love, food and family from all corners of Atlanta.
1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647. 7stages.org
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
March 13-18 Musical comedy about a desperate man willing to slay his way to the family fortune. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl. broadwayinatlanta.com.
March 2-18 “Boys Next Door,” drama about four mentally-handicapped men living in a communal residence in New England. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com.
April 13-28 “The Wedding Singer,” comic love story set in 1985, based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
March 9-10 “The Harvey Milk Show,” starring Chris Coleman, Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Midtown. April 21-May 13 “The Flower Room,” madcap comedy about an uptight researcher’s journey of sexual discovery.
887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
March 23-April 15 “Hospice” and “Pointing at the Moon,” Pearl Cleage’s one-act plays, set 30 years apart, offer a passionate dialogue with the playwright’s younger self, staged at Fulton County Southwest Arts Center. May 9-20 “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein’s adaptation of Voltaire’s satirical novel co-produced with ASO at Atlanta Symphony Hall. 12+.
Hertz Series March 1-25 “Sheltered,” a Jewish couple seeks refuge for children in a suspenseful story inspired by true events set in 1939 Nazi Germany, staged at Actor’s Express. 12+.
Family Series Through March 4 “The Jungle Book,” lively adaptation of the Kipling classic, staged at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur.
Theatre for the Very Young March 10-April 1 “Waiting for Balloon,” Black Box Theatre. April 7-29 “Play the Play with Cat the Cat,” Black Box Theatre.
April 5-15 “An Evening With Patsy Cline,” theatrical concert of the country music pioneer, performed by Georgia singer Michelle Martin. May 30-June 10 “Breath & Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes,” musical play chronicles the journey of the first African-American classical vocalist to achieve world fame.
5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105. artstation.org
ARTS AT EMORY
Feb. 23 Emory Wind Ensemble March 8 Emory University Symphony Orchestra March 17 Atlanta Master Chorale March 20 Bach Birthday Recital March 22 Emory Tango Ensemble March 24 The Vega String Quartet March 29 Barenaked Voices: Emory Student A Cappella Celebration April 3 Emory Jazz Combos April 7-8 Trisha Brown Dance Company: “In Plain Site,” Emory University Quadrangle April 14 The Rites of Spring April 15 Murray Perahia, piano April 20-21 Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus April 24 Emory Big Band April 26-27 Emory Dance Company
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. 404/727-5050. For a complete list of events, visit arts.emory.edu
March 16-18 “Black Swan,” leaps into Act III when the Prince mistakes the evil Odile for his true love, Odette; plus a world premiere from Australian choreographer Craig Davidson. April 13-15 “Tu Tu and More,” highly stylized classical work with a playful twist spotlights the amazing spectrum of dance today. May 11-13 “Bach to Broadway,” live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.
Performances at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 404/892-3303. atlantaballet.com
ATLANTA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Feb. 23-24 J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Cathedral of St. Philip Schola and Cathedral Choir, 7:30 PM Fri. at The Cathedral of St. Philip and 4 PM Sat. at Roswell Presbyterian Church.
April 20-21 “Arcadia,” a celebration of musical arts in 17th- and 18th- century Rome with selections from Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, 7:30 PM Fri. at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atl.; and 4 PM Sat. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell.