World Premiere of ‘Troubadour’ Brings Nashville to Atlanta

Courtesy of Greg Mooney The idea of a musical threaded with country music does not scream success, yet I stand corrected. As it happens, the grounded country melodies blended with the story of finding your voice makes for a light and lovable adventure. Breaking out the cowboy boots and country songs, Troubadour brings Nashville to [...]

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History Remains Relevant in ‘The Crucible’

Courtesy of Christopher Bartelski Imagine every word you utter can be used to threaten your life. The Crucible transports us back in time to colonial Massachusetts during the 1692 Salem witch trials, where at any moment you might be accused of dealing with the devil, and sentenced to death. Arthur Miller’s renowned play opened on [...]

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‘Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays’ is Pleasant, Friendly

The Alliance Theatre is known for its annual mainstage production of A Christmas Carol, but in the smaller venue of the Hertz stage comes a new cabaret concert, Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays. Courtenay Collins, a local actress dressed in her finest gowns, welcomes the audience with open arms into the living room-style set [...]

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‘[title of show]’ Plays it Safe, Delights

With four friends, one big idea, a piano and songs ranging from monkeys to playbills and half-naked people, [title of show] brings juvenile humor to set the scene of how a musical comes to be. [Title of show], produced by Ad Hoc, Emory’s student-run musical theater group, runs Oct. 13 to 15 and 20 to [...]

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‘Ugly Lies the Bone’ Shows the Harsh Reality of Post-War Trauma

The word “war” speaks to a large-scale conflict in which battles are lost and won, and heroes either return or fall. With the all-too-relevant theme of disillusioned veterans returning to society after their service, playwright Lindsey Ferrentino interprets this mind-numbing issue in a grounded tale of a soldier's life after the military. Ugly Lies the [...]

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