In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in December
December 7 - 31
The beloved family tradition, Madeline's Christmas returns to Horizon Theatre. Based on one of the most popular children's books of all time, the story follows Madeline and friends. While on their morning walk with Ms. Clavel, the girls come down with the flu and as they take to their bed, many wonder if they will be able to go home for Christmas. With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, the twelve little girls in two straight lines end up with a magical and memorable holiday beyond their wildest dreams. Featuring 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children's Theatre.
December 13 - January 5
Synchronicity Theatre rings in the holiday season with the family musical adaptation of the popular young adult novel, Ella Enchanted. The story is a retelling of Cinderella, featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants, and explores what it means to find your voice and decide your own fate. At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by a young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. When her beloved mother dies, Ella sets out on a quest to free herself from the curse. Ella Enchanted examines the traditional female roles in fairytales and takes some satisfying twists and turns from the original formula
December 13 - 22
City Springs Theatre Company's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He realizes however that life just isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, Jim struggles to salvage his latest chance at love. Based on the classic film, this musical features thrilling dance numbers and Irving Berlin songs.