In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in March
March 17 - 19
The Fox Theatre (855) 285-8499
The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. ANNIE, now in its third smash year of a national tour, will play five performances March 17 – 19 at the Fox Theatre this month. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. The production features a 25 member company: in the title role of Annie is Tori Bates, an 11-year-old actress from Sarasota, FL, making her tour debut. The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
NOBODY LOVES YOU
March 17 - April 30
Horizon Theatre (404) 584-7450
Horizon Theare presents the hilarious Off-Broadway musical Nobody Loves You March 17 - April 30. The game of love is on! Tune into “Nobody Loves You,” the show in which cluelessly self-obsessed contestants compete for love and adoring fans. When Jeff, a philosophy grad student, snags a spot on this reality dating show in trying to win back his ex, he breaks all the rules and attempts to expose its “authenticity.” That is until he unexpectedly falls into an onset love connection with Jenny, an enticingly prickly producer. Take a behind-the-scenes ride through this hilarious musical comedy about the intimate and gut-wrenching quest for love while millions of viewers watch.
CINDERELLA & FELLA
March 19 - April 19
Alliance Theatre (404) 733-5000
Cinderella and Fella is a magical retelling of the Cinderella story that’s more high-tops than glass slipper and is fueled by the magic of lightning bugs, singing cicadas, and oozing mud. The young prince, who was raised by an overbearing parent, searches the kingdom for a best friend ready for adventure. Cinderella, who has spent countless days pulling her ungrateful stepmother around in her tiny house, fits the bill. Filled with humor and wonder, this is a world-premiere adaptation by Atlanta’s own Janece Shaffer with music by S. Renee Clark. Cinderella and Fella, a contemporary musical spin on the Cinderella fairytale. For information and tickets, visit alliancetheatre.org/cinderella.
March 28 - April 2
The Fox Theatre (855) 285-8499
The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film, and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris. The musical recently completed a sell-out 16-month UK run. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.