donna cerca uomo PorticiFrosty! (Dec. 19 to 30) at Marietta Theatre in the Square. Billy builds a snowman and places the hat on its head, christening his new friend “Frosty.” Magically, Frosty comes to life and leads Billy on an adventure through the streets of New York. .
The Santaland Diaries(Dec. 19 to 31) is a comedy for adults at Horizon Theatre. The outrageous holiday comedy, written by NPR comic genius David Sedaris, stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Clause who recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s Department Store elf.
A Miracle on Elf Street (Dec. 21 to 23) is in Decatur on the Webber Stage of OnStage Atlanta. Santa’s Workshop the day before Christmas is buzzing with activity — desperate activity. So many toys yet to make and Santa’s sneezy announcements forebode that it will be the elves delivering presents tonight. Mrs. Claus tries to keep the elves updated and motivated as she cares for sniffly Santa.
12 Dates of Christmas (Dec. 22 ) is an adult drama at Aurora Theatre. While watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary sees her fiancé kiss another woman on national TV! Over the next year, Mary is set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she stumbles back into the dating scene! Renita James stars in this delicious one-woman show!
A Christmas Story(Dec. 23)at OnStage Atlanta. For Ralphie Parker, there is no greater Christmas gift than a genuine Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. Unfortunately his mom, his teacher, and even the Santa Claus toiling away at Higbee’s Department Store share the same reaction to his Christmas wish: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Madeline’s Christmas (Dec. 24 to 31) at Horizon Theatre. “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines,”begins the story of Madeline. This holiday season will be unlike any other for Madeline and her friends. While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, the girls come down with the flu, and as they take to their bed, many wonder if they will be able to go home for Christmas. With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Madeline and the other girls get a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams.
Jingle Ball concert December 15 (7:30 p.m.) Power 96.1 radio brings big-name music artists to Jingle Ball at Philips Arena. Power 96.1’s morning show hosts, PK, Denise, and Terry J, officially announced the all-star performers for Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball 2017 which will include: Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We.
Holiday Variety Show December 15th (8p.m.) & 16th (2 and 8 p.m.) A Very Merry Holiday Pops at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Celebrate the music of the holiday season in extravagant style as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops to make spirits bright. One of the best Big Bands in the nation is right here in Atlanta – The Joe Gransden Big Band. Joe and his merry men and ladies join us to help the holidays swing. Broadway star Allison Blackwell lends her superb vocalism to the festivities joined by TWO choirs, the Atlanta All-City Choir and new this year, choirs from the Greenforest Community Baptist Church of Atlanta. Santa will be there for sure with two very special helpers, giving out presents and a musical surprise! David Charles Abell, the newly appointed Principal Guest conductor of the Philly Pops, returns for a second year to lead the concerts, sure to warm your heart and put you in a Very Merry Holiday mood.
Children singing December 15 (7 p.m.) Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir Their biggest event of the year! Come hear all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir as they offer an unforgettable holiday concert. You’ll be mesmerized by the transcendent Georgia Boy Choir sound as they perform sacred classics, Christmas carols, and all your holiday favorites in the magnificent sanctuary of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead. Accompanied by a full orchestra and The Mighty Mander Organ of PRUMC, this concert is not to be missed!
Christmas show December 15 – 17 (8 p.m.) A Christmas Tradition at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. This December, The Strand will return with its most elaborate and well-loved show of the year, A Christmas Tradition. This song and dance revue will show off The Strand’s awe inspiring sets and effects like has never been seen before, as well as the diva voices and high energy dances that Strand patrons have come to know and love. Songs spotlighted include Christmas and holiday classics as well as funky favorites. A Christmas Tradition is guaranteed to make the entire family dance, clap, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays – from Santa-loving six year olds to out of town in-laws!
Children’s theater December 15 – 31 Heidiis the classic story of a Swiss girl who lives in the Alps with her grandfather and must travel to the big city, at Synchronicity Theatre.
Celtic concert December 16 at 8:00 & December 17 at 3:00 Celtic Christmas features fiddlers, dancers, singers, and a harpist from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Appalachia at Rialto Center for the Arts. “Celtic Christmas enchants with its powerful combination of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music, dance and poetry.”
The Rainmaker , October 6 – 14, 2017 set in a drought-ridden rural town in the 1930s, is about a family that’s desperate for rain and seeking a husband for its daughter, with hopes pinned on a fast-talking newcomer, live at Center Stage North in Marietta.
Sense & Sensibility October 5 – 15, 2017 is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the Dashwood sisters (reserved & practical Elinor and passionate & romantic Marianne) and their love interests at Synchronicity Theatre.
Inner-city musical September 28 – Oct. 8, 2017 Holler if Ya Hear Me is a jukebox musical featuring the rap music of Tupac Shakur, telling a “story of racism, poverty, crime, violence, community, and redemption” [Hollywood Reporter] at Southwest Arts Center.
Dramatic play September 28 – Oct. 1, 2017 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is the haunting story of an overbearing mother, her poetic son, and shy daughter, living lives of illusion in the Depression at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.
Romantic comedy September 28 – Oct. 15, 2017 Sense & Sensibility is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the Dashwood sisters (reserved & practical Elinor and passionate & romantic Marianne) and their love interests at Synchronicity Theatre.
Film festival September 28 – Oct. 8, 2017 This 30th year of Out On Film, we are extending the length of the festival 3 days longer at 3 different venues so we can bring you even more great LGBT programming!