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
“LOVE NEVER DIES: THE PHANTOM RETURNS”
Nov. 28-Dec. 3 The ultimate love story continues in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel, as the Phantom seeks to win back Christine’s love in the glittering world of Coney Island in 1907. 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
“THE COLOR PURPLE”
Oct. 24-29 Epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South with a score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. 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
“THE KING AND I”
Sept. 26-Oct. 1 Set in 1860’s Bangkok, this award-winning musical tells the story of the tempestuous relationship between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna, with a score of beloved classics. 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
Sept. 14-Oct. 8 “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” a tiger witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war. Nov. 10-19 Home Brew Festival, new play readings and workshops.
1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647. 7stages.org
Through Aug. 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. 15-30 “Clybourne Park,” razor-sharp satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood, with Act 1 set in a white enclave in 1959, and Act 2 taking place in 2009 as gentrification sets in. Nov. 3-18 “Into the Woods,” fractured fairy tale about an ambivalent Cinderella, a bloodthirsty Little Red-Riding Hood, and a charming prince.
6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
Through Aug. 20 “Little Shop of Horrors,” musical comedy about a budding botanist, his secret crush and the discovery of a bloodthirsty plant. Sept. 16-Oct. 15 “The Christians,” a provocative excavation of modern faith, featuring music from a community choir of all faiths and backgrounds. Nov. 11-Dec. 3 “Cardboard Piano,” drama. In a remote Ugandan village, two girls sneak into the local church to hold a makeshift wedding.
887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
Alliance Series 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. Oct. 7-Nov. 18 “Crossing Delancey,” examines the clash between traditional Jewish-American immigrant culture and more modern aspirations, staged at Marcus Jewish Community Center.
Hertz Series Oct. 20-Nov. 12 “Hand to God,” comedy about a Christian ministry puppet possessed by the devil, staged at Dad’s Garage. Ages 16+
Family Series Nov. 12-19 “Alice Between,” a 7th grader finds herself in a strange world on her first day of school, staged at Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center.
Special Performances Dec. 8-24 “A Christmas Carol,” staged at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Theatre for the Very Young Oct. 3-Nov. 5 “Beautiful Blackbird,” rhythmic play about true beauty found within, staged at Black Box Theatre.
Sept. 14-17 “Buyer & Cellar,” one-man comedy about a struggling L.A. actor working in Barbra Streisand’s house. Co-produced with Out Front Theatre. 5384 Manor Dr., Historic Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105. artstation.org