Atlanta's Alliance Theatre: We're going big: Be the first to see our 2016/17 Season



Alliance Theatre
2016/17 Season
2016/17 Season

Go big or go home? Well, we're not going home.




Our 2016/17 Season is going to bring the house down, after all. Literally.
Our next season is big. And it's important. It's the last one on our current stages before we go on the biggest adventure the Alliance Theatre has ever undertaken—you know, where we do a to-the-foundation renovation of our entire theater space. But before we literally bring the house down, we're going to celebrate all year by taking you on a journey through some of the biggest works by some of the biggest names our old reliable stage has ever seen.
Casey Nicholaw is back to direct another world premiere musical (he directed Tuck Everlasting). Lookingglass Theatre is back with an acrobatic and fantastic version of Moby Dick (you might remember them from Lookingglass Alice in our 2009/10 season). Atlanta's Janece Shaffer is premiering a new play—with original music by Sugarland's Kristian Bush. And we cap it all off with a world premiere adaptation of Melissa Fay Greene's book The Temple Bombing, about a definitive moment in Atlanta's history.

And that's just the Alliance Stage Series.

On the Hertz Stage, we'll have a former Alliance/Kendeda Competition finalist, this year's Alliance/Kendeda winner, a hilarious and provocative Reiser Atlanta Artist's Lab winner, and Atlanta favorite Courtenay Collins brings some holiday cheer
And for families? Oh, just three world premieres, including a musical adaptation of Eric Carle's Pancakes, Pancakes! written by Kenneth Lin (Warrior Class, ...," said Saïd) and another world premiere by Janece Shaffer.

Go big or go home? We can't go home, so we've really only got the one option. We're just going to have to go big.


Season tickets are available right now.

2016/17 Season

Alliance Stage Series

The Prom
August 18–September 25, 2016
An uproarious and uplifting original musical
WORLD PREMIERE // MUSICAL
Moby Dick
October 12–30, 2016
An acrobatic, fantastical, and daring adaptation of the American classic
ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY
Troubadour
January 18–February 12, 2017
A romantic comedy by Janece Shaffer with music by Sugarland's Kristian Bush
WORLD PREMIERE
The Temple Bombing
February 22–March 12, 2017
Based on a definitive moment in Atlanta history
WORLD PREMIERE

Hertz Stage Series

Ugly Lies the Bone
September 16–October 9, 2016
One soldier's journey for physical and emotional healing

Courtenay's Cabaret: Home for the Holidays
December 2–24, 2016
Music, stories, and holiday cheer with favorite Atlanta performer Courtenay Collins

Too Heavy for Your Pocket
February 4–26, 2016
A beautifully written look at the personal costs behind the Civil Rights Movement
WORLD PREMIERE // KENDEDA WINNER 
The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness as told by an African-American Man who also happens to be Black
March 24–April 15, 2017
Hilarious sketch comedy from the mind of Dad's Garage's Mark Kendall
REISER ATLANTA ARTIST'S LAB WINNER // available as an add-on to your series

Family Series

Pancakes, Pancakes!
June 3–July 10, 2016
A delightful stage adaptation of Eric Carle's iconic children's book
WORLD PREMIERE // MUSICAL
Slur
November 5–12, 2016
A collaboration with the Paideia School on American middle-school identity
WORLD PREMIERE
A Christmas Carol
November 25–December 24, 2016
One of Atlanta's most treasured holiday traditions

Cinderella and Fella
March 14–April 9, 2017
A contemporary and timely musical spin on the Cinderella fairytale
WORLD PREMIERE // MUSICAL

Theatre for the Very Young Series

Babies in Space!
May 21–August 28, 2016
An interactive outer-space playscape and performance for astronauts 0–24 months old (and their caregivers)
WORLD PREMIERE // AGES 0–24 MONTHS
From Head to Toe
September 24–November 6, 2016
Based on the book by Eric Carle—think, observe, and move like your favorite animals
WORLD PREMIERE // AGES 0–5 YEARS
Play the Play with Cat the Cat
January 10–February 19, 2017
Using the rhyming and simple language of the books, this play explores the often terrifying experience of making a new friend
AGES 0–5 YEARS
Dinosaur!
March 14–April 9, 2017
A gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world
WORLD PREMIERE // AGES 0–5 YEARS

See them all with Season Tickets

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  • Two complimentary guest passes to bring a friend
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Kenny Leons True Colors Boldest Season....Season Announcement for 2016-2017

BOLDNESS | LAUGHTER | ABUNDANCE |RESPECT
 

2016-2017 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce their 2016-2017 season of award winning plays and Atlanta premieres, opening in October 2016 with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning Drama, Proof by David Auburn and directed by Tess Malis Kincaid.

In February 2017, former Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director, John Dillon will return to Atlanta to direct the Atlanta premiere of the critically acclaimed new comedic drama, Exit Strategy by Ike Holter, about a failing urban school and the faculty and students who rally to save it.

The season will close in July with the Atlanta premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Between Riverside and Crazy. A dark comedy about the complex layers of human nature, Between Riverside and Crazy shows us the fight we will put up to keep a hold of our family, our dignity, and the last of the great rent controlled apartments in Manhattan.

2016-2017 SEASON SCHEDULE

Proof

Oct 25 – Nov 20, 2016
Written by David Auburn
Directed by Tess Malis Kincaid

The line between genius and insanity can be razor thin. At least that’s Catherine’s fear. An untrained prodigy, she’s inherited her mathematician father’s brilliance and tries to come to grips with her other possible inheritance: his madness. Now, with her emotional safe haven gone, Catherine is forced to come face to face with her own brilliant abilities, and in the process, makes a stunning confession that could quite literally turn the world upside down.

"…an assured play that is as accessible and compelling as a detective story."New York Times 
Exit Strategy
Feb 14 – Mar 12, 2017
Written by Ike Holter
Directed by John Dillon

A Chicago public high school is slated for closure at the end of the year and the impending shut-down causes tensions in the school’s already volcanic neighborhood to rise to the breaking point. As a small group of teachers launch a last minute battle to save the school, they put their careers, future, and safety in the hands of a fast talking administrator who comes on strong; but might actually have no clue what he’s doing.

“At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate.”Chicago Tribune
Between Riverside & Crazy
Jul 11 - Aug 6, 2017
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Ex-cop “Pops” Washington is doing his best to hold onto his dignity and one of the last great rent stabilized apartments in Manhattan. Pops has his hands full with his ex-con son Junior and a steady stream of sketchy houseguests, while he sweats out the impending verdict on his law suit against the NYPD. A celebration of the paradoxes of human nature, this rowdy dark comedy exposes the slippery landscape of justice, family, and the grit it takes to move on.

Between Riverside and Crazy is a dizzying and exciting place to be.” – New York Times

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