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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/3/23

Tickets for Disney’s Aladdin On Sale

at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Oct. 27 

Performances from Jan. 9-14, 2024 at the Fox Theatre                                 

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Andrew Flatt, Anne Quart and Thomas Schumacher, and Regions Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney’s Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Oct. 27. Performances of the hit Broadway musical comedy will run from Jan. 9-14, 2024 at the Fox Theatre.

In Atlanta, Aladdin will play Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30p.m., Friday at 8:00p.m., Saturday at 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Beginning Oct. 27, tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre Box Office at 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 and online at foxtheatre.org/aladdin. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by contacting sales@foxtheatre.org.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Fox Theatre is the only official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Fox Theatre. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Fox Theatre is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance. 

Aladdin will play for a limited engagement in Atlanta from Jan. 9 – 14, 2024. The performance schedule is: 

Tuesday – Thursday                                     7:30 p.m.

Friday                                                             8 p.m.

Saturday                                                         2 p.m., 8 p.m.

Sunday                                                       1 p.m.

About Aladdin

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years. Having played over 3,000 performances, the New York production is among the Top 20 longest runs in Broadway history. 

Hailed by The New York Times as “fabulous and extravagant,” the Broadway production has broken 16 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and spawned nine additional productions on four continents. Worldwide it has welcomed more than 16 million people and can be seen currently on Broadway and on tour across North America, as well as in Japan and Spain, with a UK tour opening shortly. 

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and six-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Prom, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). 

Aladdin, adapted from the animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exciting world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.  This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song.  The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, eight-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, three-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designers Jim Steinmeyer and Rob Lake, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.  The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly. John MacInnis is the associate choreographer, Jason Trubitt is the production supervisor and Myriah Bash is the general manager. Anne Quart serves as executive producer.

The current North American tour has played in over 40 cities to more than a half million people since launching in October 2022. A previous tour played to an additional nearly 3 million patrons.

For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com/tour, Instagram and Facebook


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/23

Three major events will offer something to enjoy for every member of the family!

Today, the Art Farm at Serenbe team is thrilled to announce the first-ever “Under the Tent” series premiering this Fall. The “Under the Tent” series will be a compilation of three events: “Mashups in the Meadow”, a special night featuring five former American Idol performers, “VOICE: A Night of Spoken Word” hosted by Emmy nominated writer and storyteller Jon Goode, and the internationally acclaimed aeralist troup Les Farfadais presenting “SERENITY”, a whimsical and immersive, acrobatic cirque style show created exclusively for Art Farm. 

The “Under the Tent” series will commence with “Soiree at Serenbe” on September 21. This evening will be an engaging gathering for art patrons and enthusiasts in support of ambitious plans to expand the Art Farm campus. Festivities will include libations and bites as well as feature a live auction. Patrons will also experience a preview of each exciting performance scheduled for the series. 

“This series is incredibly exciting and offers something for everyone to enjoy!” said Madalyn Mentor, Director of Operations for the Art Farm at Serenbe. “As a unique global destination for the highest caliber of entertainment, we are thrilled to offer this spectacular compilation of events in our magical location. We look forward to having our local arts community join us for the opening evening and all the performances to follow.”

“Mashups in the Meadow” performance will showcase the incredible talents of former American Idol stars Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Melinda Dolittle, Brandon Rogers, and Alexis Grace. The program will consist of well known song pairings “mashed up” as well as a taste of each performer’s original music. Whether a fan from their time on the well-known talent reality show or just someone who loves hearing incredible singers perform live, this show is sure to please audience members of all ages.

“VOICE: A Night of Spoken Word” will be hosted by writer and storyteller Jon Goode. Four Atlanta performers will be joined by a live band as they share stories, poetry, and music. The performers for the evening include Amina Brown, Jonathan Samuel Eddy, Scotty Crowe, Kifayat, and Goode Stuff Experience.

“We were inspired by our visit to Serenbe to create, “SERENITY,” a unique and magical show that reflects the beauty of this special place.” said Kyle Kier from Les Farfadais. “Our multi-discipline circus troupe combines the talents of aerial art, acrobatics, and storytelling for a show that will give audience members a totally unique experience.” 

The schedule of events is as follows:

“Mashups in the Meadow” with performers Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Melinda Dolittle, Brandon Rogers, and Alexis Grace

  • September 22, 2023 @ 7 pm

“VOICE: A Night of Spoken Word” hosted by Jon Goode

  • September 23, 2023 @ 7 pm

Les Farfadais and Art Farm present “SERENITY”:

  • September 26, 2023 @ 7 pm
  • September 27, 2023 @ 7 pm
  • September 28, 2023 @ 7 pm
  • September 29, 2023 @ 7 pm
  • September 30, 2023 @ 2pm
  • September 30, 2023 @ 7 pm
  • October 1, 2023 @ 2 pm

To buy tickets for Soiree at Serenbe and any of the above events, please visit this link


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/10/23

Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and Legally Blonde The Musical

City Springs Theatre Company  (CTSC)is delighted to announce the productions for its 2023-2024 season. Coming to the Byers Theatre at City Springs will be Fiddler on the RoofWhite ChristmasDisney’s Beauty & the Beast and Legally Blonde The Musical.

Specifically curated by CTSC patrons, based on a seasonal survey, the productions were selected to showcase the wide range of musicals for which the Company is known. Season subscriptions are now available, which can save as much as $40+ off individual ticket prices when purchasing tickets for all four shows. Subscription information may be found at:  www.cityspringstheatre.com/subscribe.

Note: Subscribers enjoy the exclusive benefit of complimentary ticket exchanges when they need to move their seats to a different performance.

Fiddler on the Roofbased on the book by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, will take place Oct. 6-22, 2023. Winning nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, this classic has touched audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty. Set in the remote village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Based on the classic Paramount Pictures 1954, White Christmas will play Dec. 8-24, 2023, bringing the timeless music and lyrics of Irving Berlin and the book by David Ives and Paul Blake to the stage. The holiday favorite shares the story of WWII veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and their successful vaudeville routines. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautifulsinging sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, whichjust happens to be owned by the duo’s former army commander. With adazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Lovea Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, holiday production that will delight audiences of all ages. 

Inspired by the fairy tale and ground-breaking Academy Award-winning animated film, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast roars into Sandy Springs March 8-24, 2023. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice and the book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved tale takes the audience into the enchanted world of Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and all of the mesmerizing cast of characters as they adventure into a “tale as old as time.” Winning three Tony awards, including Best Costume Design, and running for more than thirteen years on Broadway, Beauty & the Beast became the catalyst for a burst of Disney musical mega-hits, including The Lion King, Newsies, and Aladdin.  This production is captivating with not only its characters and choreography, but also its unforgettable songs including “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” and the Oscar-winning title tune, “Beauty & the Beast.”

And finally, City Springs Theatre Company closes the season with the fabulously fun Legally Blonde The Musical, runningMay 3-19, 2024. Based on the adored film starring Reese Witherspoon with the book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin, this musical follows the transformation of lawyer-to-be Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances, this musical won three Laurence Olivier Awards when it premiered in London’s West End, including Best New Musical in 2010.

“We can’t wait to bring this season to life! Based on input from our patrons, this season will showcase a variety of genres, including classics, newer productions, family productions and those that will have the audience wanting to sing along!” shared City Springs Theatre Company’s Executive Director Natalie DeLancey. “As with all of our productions, we’ll be casting on both a local and national level to ensure that we find the best talent and have the highest quality productions. We’re truly delighted to have audiences be our guests for a fantastic season.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cityspringstheatre.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/15/23

Acclaimed Cast “Springs” Into Byers Theatre for Opening “Knight,” March 10

Sandy Springs, GA– City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) has brought together a cast of acclaimed musical performance and comedic actors for MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, presented by PNC Financial Services, its first production of 2023. The Tony Award® winning, riotous romp through the world of Monty Python will be performed March 10-26, 2023, in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs).

The cast includes Broadway veterans David Rossetti (Broadway: Annie) as the not-so-brave Sir Robin, Billy Harrigan Tighe (Broadway: The Book of MormonPippin) as Sir Galahad, and Kristine Reese (Broadway: Les Misérables) as the Lady of the Lake, and stars local favorite and City Springs Theatre Company regular Googie Uterhardt in the lead role of King Arthur.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT also features Nick Walker-Jones as Sir Lancelot, Roberto Mendez as Patsy, Kyle Robert Garder as Sir Bedevere, and Tyler Pirrung as The Historian.

Cast members also include Grace Arnold, Danny Iktomi-Bevens, Tecia Chavez, Emmanuel Cologne, Leigh Ellen Jones, Imani Joseph, Emmanuel Kikoni, Paige McCormick, Robert Millerick, Hamilton Moore, Ryley Perry, and Charles Pruitt.

“Lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT hilariously retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in their search for the elusive Holy Grail, and how they “always look on the bright side of life.”Assisted in their journey by the glamorous Lady of the Lake, the knights sing and dance their way through medieval England, where they encounter cows, chorus girls, a killer rabbit, and assorted Frenchmen. With the book and lyrics written by Monty Python member Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez, the original 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Lauded for being “resplendently silly” by the New York Times and as “a big, crowd-pleasing Broadway musical comedy” by Newsday, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT led Variety to applaud that “the irreverent Arthurian romp’s brash, lunatic spirit is impossible to ignore and almost as hard to resist,” and The Telegraph to pronounce, “I suppose there are a few people who won’t enjoy ‘Spamalot.’ The chronically depressed, the criminally insane and the snootier drama critics may find it hard to raise a smile. The loss is all theirs, however, and I suspect everyone else will have an absolute ball.”

“Monty Python has been bringing laughter and delight to audiences for generations,” said Artistic Director Shuler Hensley. “We’re thrilled to have an incredible, entirely local cast with Broadway and National Tour experience, as well as some that have been a part of past City Springs Theatre Company productions. It’s a delightful way to kick off 2023 and guaranteed to be an incredible evening of fun and laughter for all patrons.”

Bringing together the City Springs Theatre Company’s first musical of 2023 is the creative team of Shane DeLancey (Director), Greg Matteson (Music Director), Liz LeGrande (Choreographer), John Clanton (Vocal Director), Dalton Hamilton (Lighting Designer), and Anthony Narcisso (Sound Designer). Set, costumes, and props provided by 3-D Theatricals. This production is stage managed by Shay Holihan.

All performances are held at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is included in current subscriber season packages. Individual tickets range from $37-$100 with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel, and are on sale now. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. Two-show season subscription packages are also available for sale now that include the May performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS.

Performance Schedule

Friday, March 10 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 11 | 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, March 12 | 2:00pm

Thursday, March 16| 8:00pm

Friday, March 17 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 18 | 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, March 19 | 2:00pm

Thursday, March 23 | 8:00pm

Friday, March 24 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 25 | 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, March 26 | 2:00pm

About City Springs Theatre Company:

City Springs Theatre Company is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enriching lives by creating world-class theatre experiences and innovative arts education that drive cultural richness and economic vitality. Through Broadway-style musical theatre featuring regional and national artists, creating a broad range of arts education programs for the enrichment of the community, and providing entertaining and inspiring productions for diverse audiences, City Springs Theatre Company establishes Sandy Springs as a growing cultural center. City Springs Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization.

For tickets and information call 404-477-4365 or visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/8/22

Avenue West Cobb

May 6 to June 12

Into the Film is psyched to bring “Save the Video Store,” an immersive theatrical experience, to the Atlanta area. Created and directed by Erin Stegeman (Once Upon A Time: The Rock Opera, Shame of Thrones), “Save the Video Store” is described as a combination of nostalgia, intimate theater, and escape room. The 75-minute experience thrusts guests into iconic ‘90s movies as they engage with the cast of MOVIEBUSTER employees, compete for prizes and more.

The team at Into the Film is no stranger to the interactive theater experience. In 2017, they produced “A Night at the Opera,” an experience which allowed guests to enter the world of 1880s Paris to become part of one of the most famous stories of all time: The Phantom of the Opera.

“We are all massive cinephiles who have been hungry for a new way to experience film, bringing it to life with immersive theater,” said Into the Film co-founders Erik Mihlsten and Alena Geffner-Mihlsten. “With the massive growth of the film industry in Atlanta over the last several years, we believe it’s the perfect location to thrust an audience right into the action at the intersection of film and theater.”

“Save the Video Store” is set to run from May 6 – June 12, 2022, at the Avenue West Cobb in Marietta.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mymoviebuster.com.

Ticket Information
“Save the Video Store” opens on May 6th at MOVIEBUSTER at The Avenue West Cobb (3625 Dallas Hwy 470 830, Marietta, GA). General admission tickets are $49. VIP tickets which include a MOVIEBUSTER party pack and two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. This event is rated PG-13. Anyone under 13 must attend with an adult.

Here{AFTER} Pop-Up Theater Experience 2019

Date: Wednesday, October 30th to Saturday, November 2nd

Time: 7 pm

About: HERE{after} is a limited engagement, multi-sensory integrative theatrical experience for 40 guests at a time. Immediately upon entering the building, audience members become both witnesses and participants in a whirlwind of chaos and memory, swept into a winding and engaging storyline – removing barriers between actor and audience. Written and directed by talent from NYC’s smash success, Sleep No More, HERE{after} is an exciting, one-hour show popping up downtown for four nights only in the raw space of the historic H.L. Green building.
A highly crafted theatrical experience that takes place in an immersive environment and incorporates a narrative devised by the performers, directors, and designers. Integrative theater removes the barrier between actor and audience and blurs the line between performance and reality. It extends beyond the performance venue and into communal and digital realms. Tickets include refreshments and entrance.

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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/28/19

Wednesday, October 30th to Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm

Historic GL Green Building

HERE{after} things will never be the same. Take a seat at our table. Join the madness.

HERE{after} is a limited engagement, multi-sensory integrative theatrical experience for 40 guests at a time. Immediately upon entering the building, audience members become both witnesses and participants in a whirlwind of chaos and memory, swept into a winding and engaging storyline – removing barriers between actor and audience. Written and directed by talent from NYC’s smash success, Sleep No More, HERE{after} is an exciting, one-hour show popping up downtown for four nights only in the raw space of the historic H.L. Green building.

A highly crafted theatrical experience that takes place in an immersive environment and incorporates a narrative devised by the performers, directors, and designers. Integrative theater removes the barrier between actor and audience and blurs the line between performance and reality. It extends beyond the performance venue and into communal and digital realms.

Tickets include refreshments and entrance. Available here.