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Atlanta’s Spring Arts Scene

- Katie Burkholder Find the full calendar online at

THEATER A Tale of Two Cities

Now – March 17 Alliance Theatre It’s the best of times and the worst of times. The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. The oppressed call for revolution. Despots threaten global war. Sound familiar? It’s Paris and London, 1787, a powder keg of spies, lovers, madmen, and unexpected look-alikes. This radical reimaginin­g of Charles Dickens’s classic tale of the French Revolution forces us to ask: am I who I am because of my actions or the circumstan­ces of my birth? Do I control my destiny? And where do we begin if we want to right the wrongs of history? Tickets begin at $25 at allianceth­

Beauty and the Beast

Now – March 24 City Springs Theatre Company Tickets start at $50 at cityspring­

Kim’s Convenienc­e

Now – April 2 Horizon Theatre Mr. Kim, a Korean immigrant, dispenses fatherly wisdom, history lessons and potato chips from behind his Toronto convenienc­e store counter in an up-andcoming neighborho­od. When he receives an unexpected offer for his property, he has a difficult decision to make: take the money and give in to developers or convince his daughter to follow in his footsteps. And no matter what, humor and heart find their way onto every aisle in this award-winning play that is now a hit series on Netflix. Tickets at horizonthe­


March 13 – April 7 Theatrical Outfit In the kitchen of a truck stop diner near Reading, PA, a group of formerly incarcerat­ed cooks work together to get their shot at redemption. As their fiery boss cranks up the pressure, and a new staff member rocks the boat, they have to unite to fight back the only way they can: by making the perfect sandwich. Tickets are $25 at theatrical­

The Gulf

March 14-30 Out Front Theatre Company The divide between Kendra and Betty mimics the very world that devours them: a vast and polarizing abyss. On a quiet summer evening, somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, Kendra and Betty troll the flats looking for redfish. After Betty begins diagnosing Kendra’s dead-end life with career picks from What Color is Your Parachute, their routine fishing excursion takes a violent turn. Tickets begin at $15 at outfrontth­

True North

March 15-31 7 Stages All compasses point to Magnetic North, but Magnetic North is currently moving erraticall­y – averaging 34 to 40 miles per yearand humans feel it. When magnetic fields move erraticall­y, the part of our brain that makes ethical decisions becomes impaired, and our health can be compromise­d. Developed in partnershi­p with a NASA

scientist, this project illuminate­s the dedicated work of scientists from around the world. Tickets are $15 at


March 19-24 Fox Theatre Tickets begin at $31 at

The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

March 28-31 7 Stages Paul is an average guy. He likes movies and pizza and average guy things. He does not like… musicals. But after a strange meteor strikes, Paul’s small world is about to come crashing down under the weight of unspeakabl­e terror! Now he must run, run for his life, as something sinister spreads, and grows, and sings, and dances! Tickets are $22 at

Fat Ham

April 3 – May 12 Alliance Theatre Fat Ham is the deliciousl­y funny, Pulitzer Prizewinni­ng new play that recently finished its critically acclaimed Broadway run. Playwright James Ijames has reinvented Shakespear­e’s masterpiec­e, Hamlet, creating what The New

York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.” Tickets begin are $25 at allianceth­


April 4-28 Actor’s Express Revenge is a dish best served…bloody. In this savagely hilarious comedy-thriller, three different stories converge through a strange curiosity shop in Portland, Oregon. Joining in on this crazy thrill ride of a play is a nosy neighbor, a bickering couple, a missing dog named Mr. Bundles, a guy with the worst job in the underworld, and a housewife who is not handling the end of her secret affair very well. Tickets are $25.75 at,

Shrek the Musical

April 6-7 Fox Theatre Tickets begin at $30 at

Six the Musical

April 16-21 Fox Theatre From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the six wives

 ?? PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY/FOX THEATRE ?? ‘Beetlejuic­e’ comes to the Fox Theatre.
PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY/FOX THEATRE ‘Beetlejuic­e’ comes to the Fox Theatre.

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