Fall 2016 At­lanta arts list­ings

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

By JIM FARMER

Can’t-miss per­form­ing arts events are sprin­kled through­out the city this fall. Here is a list of some of the most prom­i­nent. One sol­dier searches for phys­i­cal and emo­tional heal­ing in the Al­liance The­atre’s “Ugly Lies the Bone,” Sept. 16 - Oct. 9, 1280 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30309, www.al­liancethe­atre.org If you’ve some­how missed it, the Al­liance The­atre’s “The Prom” runs through Sept. 25 – and it’s one of the gayest shows you’re likely to see, with an out direc­tor and sev­eral out cast mem­bers, 1280 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30309, www.al­liancethe­atre.org In a decades-old but still top­i­cal mu­si­cal about sex and evil, 7 Stages presents “The Three­penny Opera” as the first pro­duc­tion in its 38th sea­son, through Sept. 25, 1105 Eu­clid Ave., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.7stages.org Brian Clow­dus brings back his spooky, out­door theatri­cal event “The Sleepy Hol­low Ex­pe­ri­ence,” Sept. 29 – Nov. 6, Serenbe Play­house, 9110 Sel­borne Lane, Chat­ta­hoochee Hills, GA 30268, www.seren­be­play­house.com DJ Spooky plays the Ferst Cen­ter for the Arts on back-to-back nights, first on Sept. 30 with a mul­ti­me­dia fu­sion of art and science called “The Hid­den Code,” and then on Oct. 1 with “Peace Sym­phony,” which tells the story of World War II bomb­ing sur­vivors, 349 Ferst Drive NW, At­lanta, GA 30332, www.arts.gat­ech.edu Fresh off his daz­zling ver­sion of “Romeo and Juliet” this spring, the At­lanta Opera’s Tomer Zvu­lun presents “The Ab­duc­tion From The Seraglio,” Oct. 8 – 16, Cobb En­ergy Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 2800 Cobb Gal­le­ria Park­way, Ma­ri­etta, GA 30339, www.at­lanta­opera.org DJ Spooky’s ‘The Hid­den Code’ The High Mu­seum of Art’s “Fever Within: The Art of Ron­ald Lock­ett” is the first ret­ro­spec­tive of the South­ern artist’s work, Oct. 9 – Jan. 8, 2017, 1280 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30309, www.high.org Set sail for an epic ad­ven­ture in this fan­tas­ti­cal and dar­ing adap­ta­tion of the Amer­i­can clas­sic “Moby Dick” as you’ve never seen it be­fore, Oct. 12 - 30, Al­liance The­atre, 1280 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30309, www.al­liancethe­atre.org Lon­don-based writer, per­former and live artist Greg Wo­head plays the Ferst Cen­ter for the Arts on Oct. 13 - 15, 349 Ferst Drive NW, At­lanta, GA 30332, www.arts.gat­ech.edu Tick, Adam and Ber­nadette live! Out Front The­atre opens its doors with the Georgia pre­miere of the crowd pleas­ing “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Mu­si­cal,” Oct. 20 – Nov. 6, 999 Brady Ave., At­lanta, GA 30318, www.OutFron­tTheatre.com ‘The Sleepy Hol­low Ex­pe­ri­ence’ Bianca Del Rio The com­edy spot­light fals on Amer­ica’s elec­toral in­san­ity with fa­mous Chicago sketch and im­prov troupe The Sec­ond City per­form­ing “Free Speech,” Oct. 22 at the Ferst Cen­ter for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive NW, At­lanta, GA 30332, www.arts.gat­ech.edu The com­edy queen is in town. En­joy “Carol Bur­nett – An Evening of Laugh­ter and Re­flec­tion Where the Au­di­ence Asks Ques­tions” on Oct 24 and 25, Cobb En­ergy Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre. 2800 Cobb Gal­le­ria Park­way, Ma­ri­etta, GA 30339, www.cobben­er­gy­cen­tre.com She’s sim­ply fab­u­lous – with comic tim­ing you could set a watch to. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” sen­sa­tion Bianca Del Rio comes to the Va­ri­ety Play­house Oct. 25 as part of her Not To­day Satan tour, 1099 Eu­clid Ave., NE, At­lanta, GA 30307, www.va­ri­ety­play­house.com “Queer as Folk” ac­tor Randy Har­ri­son is part of the cast of the new na­tional tour of the clas­sic mu­si­cal “Cabaret,” Nov 1 – 6, Fox The­atre, 600 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30308 www.broad­way­acrossamer­ica.com In gay dancers Niv She­in­feld & Oren Laor’s “Cow­boy,” a coun­try line dance turns into some­thing darker and more erotic, Nov. 3 – 6, 7 Stages, 1105 Eu­clid Ave., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.7stages.org “Be­com­ing Dr. Ruth: An Un­ex­pected Jour­ney” fol­lows the iconic sex­pert, Nov. 11 – 20, ART Sta­tion, 5384 Manor Drive, His­toric Stone Moun­tain Vil­lage, GA 30083, www.art­sta­tion.org It’s be­come a must for the LGBT com­mu­nity each sea­son. Harold Leaver – in his sig­na­ture role – will once again don the elf suit for David Sedaris’ wickedly funny “The San­ta­land Diaries,” TBD dates, Hori­zon The­atre, 1083 Austin Ave., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.hor­i­zonthe­atre.com After a record-breaking run last sea­son, Stage Door Play­ers brings back the To­pher Payne-penned com­edy “Let Noth­ing You Dis­may,” in which a cou­ple await­ing the birth of a child ask their fam­i­lies to stay home – un­suc­cess­fully, Dec. 2 – 18, 5339 Cham­blee Dun­woody Road, Dun­woody, GA 30338, www.stage­door­play­ers.net

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