In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in April
April 5 & 6
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella combines the story's classic elements â€“ glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.
THE HERO'S WIFE
April 11 - May 5
In The Hero's Wife, Karyssa desperately tries to connect with her Navy SEAL husband, Cameron. Most of his life has been classified. What's left, he won't talk about. While he works to rebuild his world, secret night terrors whisper to a violent past. As Karyssa gets closer, the more dangerous Cameron becomes, but she won't stop until she unearths the secrets of the man she loves and lights his way home. The Hero's Wife is presented by Synchronicity Theatre in a Joint World Premiere with 16th Street Theater Chicago.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
April 23 - 28
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is, "one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical." Written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Lan, Greatest Showman) and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).