Aug. 15-20 Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.broadway.com
May 18-June 18 “My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy,” Brad Zimmerman’s autobiographical comedy about his struggle to make it as a comedic actor in New York. Staged Thurs.-Sun. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647. 7stages.org
July 14-Aug. 6 “Jesus Christ Superstar,” thought-provoking rock opera with emotional intensity and explosive theatricality. 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com.
Aug. 11-26“The Robber Bridegroom,” the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter in a rollicking country romp. Sept. 15-20 “Clybourne Park,” razor-sharp satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. The play begins in a white enclave in 1959, and then returns in 2009 as gentrification sets in.
6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
Through 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. July 15-Aug. 20 “Little Shop of Horrors,” musical comedy about a budding botanist, his secret crush and the discovery of a bloodthirsty plant.
887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
June 2-July 16 “The Dancing Granny,” staged at Conant Performing Arts Center, Spelman College and The Galloway School. Ananse the spider tries to trick Granny into dancing away from her garden but the plan backfires. Aug. 30-Sept. 24 “Shakespeare in Love,” staged at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. A woman inspires Will to write a masterpiece against a background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics.
Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650. alliancetheatre.org
ART STATION THEATRE
July 13-30 “Life Could Be A Dream,” the 1960’s Doo Wop Musical, featuring the hits “Fools Fall in Love,” “Earth Angel” and more. 384 Manor Dr., Historic Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105. artstation.org
ARTS AT EMORY
May 20-21 Atlanta Master Chorale: Ein Deutsches Requiem: Brahms. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. 404/727-5050. For a complete list of events, visit arts.emory.edu
ATLANTA BRAVES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 10 Jake Owen July 16 NEEDTOBREATHE Aug. 19 MC Hammer Sept. 23 Fitz and the Tantrums
Postgame concert, free with paid game ticket. SunTrust Park. 800/745-3000. braves.com/concerts
ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
June 9-25 “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” the classic love story of Belle and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Aug. 18-Sept. 3 “My Fair Lady,” a cockney flower girl is transformed into an elegant lady in this beloved musical with one of theatre’s greatest scores.
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. 404/377-9948. atlantalyric.com