In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in August
CATS Fox Theatre
August 6 - 11
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, is now on tour across North America. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. Cats returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. The current show features new sound design, direction and choreography allowing theatre goers to experience Cats again for the first time as it begins a new life. The first-ever, live-action film adaptation of Cats opens nationwide this holiday season.
CHILDREN OF EDEN
Now thru Sept 1
Children of Eden is a musical about love, family and the power of forgiveness. Boasting music from the great American composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell and Pippin) this epic masterpiece sets the Book of Genesis soaring. Narrated by the Storytellers, the uplifting piece takes the audience through the first nine and a half chapters of The Bible. Well-known stories of Adam, Eve and Noah have been adapted to shine a light on the themes of family dynamics, the conflict between authority and self-expression, personal responsibility, love, hope, restoration and so much more.
SWEET WATER TASTE
Through August 18
All hell (and a little bit of heaven) breaks loose when Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousins, Charlie and Elizabeth Beckford, and demands to be buried in "the family cemetery."
"You won't want to miss this story of two families, one black, one white - two branches of one family tree in North Carolina," says Co-Artistic Director Lisa Adler. "Funny, irreverent and topical, if you've loved previous summer productions from director Thomas W. Jones II (Blackberry Daze, Da' Kink In My Hair, How Black Mothers Say I Love You), you'll be thrilled with this Southern ensemble comedy."