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Best Shows to Ever Move Off Broadway

Best Shows to Ever Move Off Broadway

Broadway musicals are a popular American pastime; each year, thousands of people flock to New York City to see one of these world-class shows. Luckily, a few of Broadway’s best shows have toured the country so the rest of the world can experience one of these fabulous performances. Here in Atlanta, we’ve been lucky to get our share of off-Broadway productions. These are some of our favorites.

Wicked

This Wizard of Oz spin-off has been a popular story for many years. Wicked tells the Wizard of Oz story from the perspective of Oz’s infamous Wicked Witch of the West, showing her transformation from innocent, gawky, and bullied child into an evil and resentful adult. The storyline focuses on the Wicked Witch’s friendship and rivalry with the flirty and popular Glinda, their struggle over the same boy, and ultimately, the Wicked Witch’s sad ending. The fabulous music and witty lyrics are written by the talented Stephen Schartz and keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Cats

This Andrew Lloyd Weber classic is popular for crowd interaction, detail-oriented costumes, and clever storyline. The tale follows a town tribe of cats who must decide which of them gets to ascend to heaven and claim a new life. Cats, the musical, goes through a series of scenes in which each of the candidates are introduced and described in lyrical detail. The former “Glamour Cat” named Grizelda is eventually chosen, and the final scene shows her transformation and acceptance into her next life. It’s a unique tale fully of catchy tunes that can’t be missed!

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Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is full of religious satire and pokes fun at the highly religious Church of Latter Day Saints. The comedic musical follows two Mormon missionaries in their quest to convert an African community and highlights their challenges in connecting with their audience. The book, music, and lyrics were co-written by the fabulous trio of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, and the musical has won several high-end awards including nine Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Beauty and the Beast

This classic childhood fairytale is a definite Broadway hit. It follows the love story of a young cursed prince and a beautiful down-to-earth town girl as they race to break the spell of an age-old curse. The costuming and set design are impeccable, and the music and dialogue will have guests reminiscing about their younger years as one of their favorite childhood tales is brought to life.

Beauty and the Beast is a classic fairytale that comes to life in an off-Broadway production.
Beauty and the Beast is a classic fairytale that comes to life in an off-Broadway production.

These are just a few of the many classic musicals offered off Broadway. We’d like to thank our local supporter, Great Guys Moving, an Atlanta-based nationwide local and long distance mover for backing this post. When these guys aren’t busy one of the nation’s best moving companies, they love supporting the arts and taking in shows at the Fox. Keep them in mind if you’re looking for great rates on your next move, whether it’s in-town or out-of-state.

 

 

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The Best Theatres in the Atlanta Area

The Best Theatres in the Atlanta Area

When it comes to theater and cultural events, the Atlanta area has one of the best entertainment districts in the nation. If you’re planning a visit to this Southern metropolis, make sure your list of activities includes at least a show or two at one of Atlanta’s magnificent theaters. Here’s a rundown of the three of the best theatres in town along with upcoming productions for the winter season:

Fox Theatre

The historical Fox Theatre originally opened in 1929 as a move palace. Today it is hosts more than 150 live stage performances each year.
The historical Fox Theatre originally opened in 1929 as a move palace. Today it is hosts more than 150 live stage performances each year.

660 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

One of the most renowned and historic venues in Atlanta, Fox Theatre holds more than 150 performances each year that can seat up to 4,665 patrons. Explore the #1 worldwide non-residency venue, that features everything from classic Broadway and Cabaret to comedy, to musicals and rock-n-roll. The Fox is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy to get to for locals and visitors alike. Here’s more about upcoming events at the Fox:

Cabaret

November 1, 2016 – November 6, 2016

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret. Presenting Rob Marshall (films: Nine and Chicago, Into the Wood) and Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall).

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 23, 2016 – November 25, 2016

From the Broadway director Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Holidaze offer fabulous envisions for the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries around the world. It is a spectacular show of gravity- defying feats, dazzling performances, and heart-pounding moments.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

November 29, 2016 – December 4, 2016

Witness the classic Christmas tale and watch it come to life as A Christmas Story follows the ups and downs of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker during the holiday. Experience the well-known moments like when Ralphie almost “shoots his eye out” and dreams of the Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle.

Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker

December 9, 2016 – December 24, 2016

Experience the magic and wonder of the Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker. View the astonishing performances of song, dance, and theatre while the story unfolds before your eyes. It is a performance to thrill all ages.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre staged as the Center for Disease Control in the TV show Breaking Bad.
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre staged as the Center for Disease Control in the TV show Breaking Bad.

2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy

Atlanta, GA 30339

When the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre opened in September of 2007, it was the first performing arts facility constructed in metro Atlanta in nearly forty years. A venue for ballet, opera, Broadway shows, concerts, family performances, educational shows, corporate meetings and events, this spectacular facility has seats for 2,750. The Centre is now home to the Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet. Here are some of the exciting events this fall and winter at the Cobb:

The Atlanta Opera – Silent Night

November 5, 8, 11, and 13, 2016

Don’t miss the chance to see the Atlanta Opera perform Silent Night. It tells the passionate, true story of the unprompted cease fire during Christmas between the French, British and German soldiers during World War I.

Red and Green

December 1, 2016

Don’t miss the spectacular holiday performance by the Rhythmic Circus featuring comedy, dance, familiar foot tapping music, and some great holiday spirit.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents Peter Pan

December 9, 2016 – December 10, 2016

Who doesn’t love Peter Pan? Enjoy this spectacular timeless musical that captures the heart of everyone present. Starring Peter and his unruly and mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell plus the whimsical Lost Boys. This production also features favorite tunes like “Never Never Land”, “I’ve Gotta Crow”, I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying”.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre

548 S Marietta Pkwy SE

Marietta, GA 30060

The only professional musical theater company in the Atlanta area, Atlanta Lyric Theatre is currently in its 36th season of musicals. The company originally performed in various venues around Atlanta including the stages at Emory and Georgia Tech University. Today, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre calls the historic Strand Theatre on the square in Marietta home.

A Chorus Line

October 21 — November 6, 2016

This long-running Broadway original has won 9 Tony Awards plus the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Come see why audiences have been raving about this musical for years!

Million Dollar Quartet

February 10, 2016 – February 26, 2016

 Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins were some of the greatest musicians to emerge from America’s rock ‘n’ roll era. On December 4, 1958, these talented solo artists got together for an impromptu jam session at Sun Records in Memphis, recording some of the best music ever heard. Relive that glorious day with Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s rendition of The Million Dollar Quartet

 

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