In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in June
Now Performing through June 10
The Fox Theatre (855) 285-8499
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Now Performing through June 24
Horizon Theatre (404) 584-7450
A good small supermarket has everything its neighborhood needs, including a charming cast of characters behind the counter. Citizens Market follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working to master the ups and downs of language, love, and staying afloat in the city. Full of laughter and life, this comedy-drama celebrates an ever-shifting and eclectic America. Moving, funny and ultimately upliftingâ€¦the American Dream is tantalizingly within reach one moment, and elusive the next.
June 1 - June 24
Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre will close out its 20th Anniversary Season with Lauren Gunderson's "crackling modern political farce," The Taming. The Taming takes on America's overheated political rhetoric and upends historical truths about our founding fathers. When a conservative senatorial aid, a liberal political activist, and a super-sparkly beauty queen find themselves locked in a hotel room, the political passions of these high-octane women prove they might just be revolutionary geniuses. Inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew", Gunderson's farce, The Taming, grew out of her desire to wrestle with potent elements inside the Bard's playful and problematic battle of the sexes.
110 IN THE SHADE
May 31 - July 24
Theatrical Outfit The Balzer Theatre @ Herren's
1936. July 4th. Three Point, Texas. In the middle of a heat wave, while locals are desperate for rain, Lizzie Curry daydreams away fears of becoming a spinster in a tiny, dusty town. Her wit, intelligence and lauded homemaking skills don't seem to guarantee a romantic future, and even the reserved town sheriff, File, won't take a chance on the plain girl next door. But, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck sweeps into town promising more than just atmospheric relief, Lizzie's world is suddenly larger than she imagined possible, and choice and clarity arrive like a cleansing summer storm.
June 9 - 24
Ferst Center for the Arts
Mamma Mia! fans, rejoice. After 50 sold-out shows of the hit musical at Aurora Theatre, they are partnering with the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech to bring the play to Midtown. It is a madcap story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. Mamma Mia! combines the timeless tunes of super group ABBA with a sunny, funny tale that unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back into her life for the first time in 20 years. This show has all of your favorite ABBA songs including "Dancing Queen", "S.O.S" and "Take a Chance on Me," plus non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers.