In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in February
MAYBE HAPPY ENDING
January 21 - February 16
Set in the not-too-distant future in Seoul, Korea, two obsolete helper-bots are living an isolated existence in a robots-only housing complex on the edge of the city. Oliver is waiting expectantly for his former-owner to come looking for him, and Claire is justâ€¦ waiting. When the two discover each other in the hall, they have a surprising connection that challenges what they believe is possible for themselves, relationships, and love. Looking past our era of technology-driven detachment, this award-winning musical celebrates a magical and bittersweet reawakening to the things that make us human. Written in two versions, English-language and Korean-language, the Korean version had its world premiere in Seoul, Korea, in 2016, where it won six Musical Awards. Alliance is hosting the American premiere.
ONCE A MUSICAL
Jan 31 - March 8
On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, Once is a joyously uplifting show that strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. Based on the 2007 film of the same name by John Carney, Once is the recipient of eleven 2012 Tony Award nominations, and winner of eight including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book.
SEIZE THE KING
February 14 - March 8
With his country's throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped, who can ensure a tyrant won't rise in his place? Award-winning playwright Will Power delivers a propulsive and timely modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Richard III. "A sharp, lyrical script that blurs the line between the past and the present, while positing that ambition and depravity are not the province of merely one king, one country, or one moment in time." SDCB