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5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain
Christmas Wishes – Dec. 6 - 23
There Is Nothing Like a Christmas Song and Wishes Can Come True on Christmas Eve are two of the original songs and the sentiment of this story of Christmas wonder.
Five strangers are stranded in a small-town diner on a blustery Christmas Eve. While waiting for miracles, they discover they have more in common that they could ever have imagined. This fresh story and music, along with clever arrangements of other Christmas classics, make for a moving and entertaining experience in the holiday spirit.
Euclid and Austin avenues, Atlanta
Time Stands Still – Through Oct. 14
Time Stands Still is the story of Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent who have been together for years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. When circumstances compel them to return to New York, will their relationship of nearly a decade be more threatened by conventional domesticity than the roadside bombs of Baghdad?
The Stage Door Players
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road,
Out of Order — Through Oct. 21
Just in time for election season. In the tradition of great comedic farces such as Perfect Wedding and Lend Me a Tenor, take one crafty politician, a naive typist and her unsuspecting new husband, a “body,” add in a few other unsavory characters, mix well and what do you get? An evening of hysterical hijinks and uproarious laughter!
7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta
Dracula: The Rock Opera – Through Oct. 14
Dracula: The Rock Opera brings Bram Stokers’ chilling novel to life with sex, blood and rock ‘n’ roll. Experience a theatrical concert event like no other. This wild musical journey features stunning visual effects, sultry choreography, and a live band rockin’ out to a new vision of this classic tale.
at Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta
Macbeth – Through Oct. 28
Shakespeare’s tale of murderous ambition moves from Scotland to an island setting in this stirring reimagining, where mysticism reigns and true horror unfolds.
Congregation of Atlanta
1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta
Birth - Oct. 13
Birth, a play by writer and childbirth advocate Karen Brody, captures what she says is “the truth about our childbirth crisis today: that it is failing most low-risk pregnant women.” The play, performed as part of a global activist theater movement known as BOLD, uncovers the secret lives of low-risk women in labor as they confront coercion in hospitals and uncover “my body rocks” strategies for obtaining a powerful birth experience. Through the stories of eight women the audience begins to understand the truth behind how low-risk women are giving birth today.
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta
Burden of Proof: National Identity and the Legacy of War –- Through Dec. 9
Explore the juxtaposition of the American and Vietnamese experience of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Featuring artists Dinh Q. Lê, Sheila Pree Bright, Keisha Luce and Kirk Torregrossa with a selection of North Vietnamese propaganda posters from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection.
Emory Visual Arts Gallery
700 Peavine Creek Drive, Atlanta
Relative Connections: New Work by Stephen Marc - Through Dec. 8
Stephen Marc is a contemporary American griot who uses photography to construct thematic mélanges of metaphor and memory. He is a digital montage artist whose work provides a visual interpretation of American history with an emphasis on the Black experience. His images weave more than 500 years of Black life, history and culture into a digital quilt comprised of family snapshots, photographs of historical sites, documents and other remnants alongside modern cultural references.
1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta
Jazz on the Green – Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
Join the Emory Jazz Combos for a fun and relaxing evening of outdoor jazz on Patterson Green (located between the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and Goizueta Business School). Recommended Parking: Fishburne Parking Deck or Lowergate South Parking Deck. This is a free event.
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta
Cancioneiro de Palacio: Music of Renaissance Spain – Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
Lauda Musicam of Atlanta, conducted by Jody Miller, presents Cancioneiro de Palacio: Music of Renaissance Spain. Music from the large songbook Cancioneiro de Palacio serves as the backbone of this concert of Spanish music. The vocal ensemble Uncommon Practice assists in this performance. This is a free performance, but donations are accepted.