Through Dec. 17 Powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective with dance, spirituals, gospel music and a rousing finale at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. blacknativityatlanta.com
“DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE – LIGHT UP THE NIGHT”
Jan. 2 See the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live at the Fox Theatre, including “Dancing with the Stars” Season 25 dancers Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and more. 7:30 PM. 855/285-8499. foxtheatre.org
Feb. 20-28 This re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. *Ages 13+. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.broadway.com
“THE LION KING”
Jan. 10-28 Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. A breathtaking spectacle of animals comes to life in this Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, with a cast of 40+ actors and a musical score pulsating with the rhythms of the African Pridelands in a story of love and redemption. 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
Feb. 1-25 “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.
1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647. 7stages.org
Dec. 1-17 “Dickens Christmas Carol.” Mayhem ensues as a stuffy English theatrical troupe scrambles to keep the show going, despite the fact that everything possible goes wrong. Shows at 7 PM Fri. & Sat., 1 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com.
Feb. 9-18 “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Shakespearean comedy set in the 1950s about two wives who receive anonymous love letters. Co-production with North Fulton Drama Club.
6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905. act3productions.org
Through Dec. 3 “Cardboard Piano,” drama. In a remote Ugandan village, two girls sneak into the local church to hold a makeshift wedding. Jan. 13-Feb. 17 “Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches.” Jan. 18-Feb. 17 “Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika.” Sex, religion and politics collide with history in this sweeping epic, set at the onset of the AIDS epidemic.
887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469. actors-express.com
Dec. 8-24 “A Christmas Carol.” The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future teach Ebenezer Scrooge that it’s never too late to change in a Broadway-scale production of the Dickens classic, staged at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with live music and an all-star Atlanta cast. Jan. 13-Feb. 4 “Native Guard,” staged at the Atlanta History Center. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reclaims the voices of the black soldiers of the Civil War. *Ages 12+.
Family Series Feb. 10-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 Jan. 9-Feb. 18 “Dinosaur,” Black Box Theatre. Discover the wonders of the pre-historic world. *Children under 5.
Dec. 6-17 “Another Night Before Christmas.” A harried social worker has an eye-opening encounter with a homeless man she helped. Jan. 31-Feb. 11 “Clark Gable Slept Here.” A Hollywood agent must deal with a corpse in his client’s hotel room in this comedy thriller. *Adult content.
5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105. artstation.org