In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in NOvember
November 17 - December 31
Horizon Theatre (404) 584-7450
In Horizon's 19th year of the The Santaland Diaries, acclaimed local actor, columnist, and playwright Topher Payne will take over the role of everyone's favorite satirical, sarcastic elf, Crumpet, in David Sedaris' beloved play. Adapted from David Sedaris' best-selling book Holidays on Ice, the play borrows from tales during his stint as a Macy's Department Store elf named Crumpet. This rebel without a Clause recounts in hilarious fashion the out-of-work writer, Sedaris, being besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents. While donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego, "Crumpet," are not exactly compatible. His remedy for the saccharine overdose he endures in his never-endingly exuberant job is to tell all â€“ giving us a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santas and elves.
LOVE NEVER DIES
November 28 - December 3
The Fox Theatre (855) 285-8499
Love Never Dies, the captivating sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will make its Atlanta premiere at the Fox Theatre. The story takes continues 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and The Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protÃ©gÃ©e, Christine DaaÃ©.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 8 - 24
Cobb Energy Centre (770) 916-2800
Join the Alliance Theatre for one of Atlanta's most treasured holiday traditions. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future â€“ his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future â€“ who teach him it is never too late to change. Celebrate the holidays with the beloved Dickens classic in this Broadway-scale production with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast. Experience the Alliance's beloved adaptation by David H. Bell, staged for the first time at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre while the Alliance stage is under renovation.