Tis the season for holiday cheer for the theater queers, as we like to say. Well, only one performance this weekend is specifically tied to a holiday “Christmas” with tonight’s closing performance of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at the Fox Theatre.
Openly gay actor Erick Devine stars as gruff General Waverly in the the first national tour of the musical and he says it will appeal to gay and straight audiences. “We tend to appreciate the classics,” he says in an interview with GA Voice. “I think gay and lesbian audiences appreciate nostalgia. Also, the songs are amazing, as is the dancing, and all the hot men and women on stage doesn’t hurt.”
‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’ Today at Fox Theatre 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308 www.foxtheatre.org
Cirque de Soleil brings another groundbreaking show to Atlanta with its insect-inspired “Ovo.” This is a chance to see renowned acrobats don the attire of crickets, spiders and butterflies as they bounce and bound in a story told like no other. The show runs through Dec. 19 at Atlantic Station.
“The Storytelling Ability of a Boy” runs through Nov. 21 at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points. According to Synchronicity Theatre troupe, who is presenting the play, the story is about a high school teacher who becomes personally involved with two of her students, one “a quirky outcast with a gift for writing” and the other a “troubled girl armed with sarcasm, a nail gun and questions about her sexual identity.”
‘The Storytelling Ability of a Boy’ Today at 7 p.m. 7 Stages Theatre 1105 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307 www.synchrotheatre.com