Janelle Monáe comes to The Fox on October 6. / Publicity Photo

Fall Arts at a Glance

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

August 17 through September 17 

Aurora Theatre 

This musical chronicles the inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $21 at auroratheatre.com. 


August 25 through September 24 

Horizon Theatre

Plant researcher and YouTuber Emery Harris lives alone in a house in a tree named Mabel surrounded by plants that, other than her overbearing sister Hazel, are her only source of conversation. When Emery’s calm and quiet is disrupted by a massive and growing crowd of YouTube channel devotees singing to her, she is forced to look down from the branches and face the outside world. Tickets start at $30 at horizontheatre.com. 

The Lost Art of Dreaming 

September 14 through 16 

7 Stages

Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey comes to 7 Stages with the Atlanta premiere of Sean Dorsey Dance’s new work. Tickets are available at 7stages.org.  

La Sylphide 

September 15 through 17 

Atlanta Ballet

A beloved masterpiece, La Sylphide contains all the elements of Romantic ballet: a dark setting enshrouded in mist, a melodramatic love story doomed by a mysterious enchantment, and ethereal women in white. The famously specific Bournonville style provides joyful high points in the tragic story of a Scottish nobleman who finds himself in love with a sylph — a fairy-like spirit who is not of his world. Tickets start at $26 at atlantaballet.com. 

The Shining 

September 15 through October 1 

Alliance Theatre

Alliance Theatre and The Atlanta Opera present Stephen King’s iconic, supernatural tale of possession and murder. Jack Torrance, a father with a troubled past, finds new employment as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. But as the family settles into their new accommodations, demonic spirits from the hotel’s past begin to take hold of Jack as he becomes a vessel for their murderous intents. Tickets start at $25 at alliancetheatre.org. 

Pabllo Vittar in Concert 

September 17 

Variety Playhouse 

Becky G in Concert 

September 21 

The Eastern 

Cullud Wattah 

September 21 through October 25 

Actor’s Express

It is 2016, and it has been 936 days since Flint, Michigan, has had clean water. As sole provider for her daughters, sister, and elderly mother, third-generation GM employee Marion finds herself on the cusp of a promotion to management. When her sister begins participating in protests against the company for their role in poisoning the water, secrets emerge and tensions mount. Tickets start at $25 at actors-express.com. 

That Serious He-Man Ball 

September 22 through October 15 

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre

Sky, Jello, and Twin have been friends since high school. Now in their 30s, they meet up on their local basketball court to talk trash and attempt to exorcize the demons that pursue them through their everyday lives. Tickets start at $20 at truecolorstheatre.org. 

Frankie Cosmos in Concert 

September 25 

Terminal West 

Passing Strange 

September 27 through October 22 

Theatrical Outfit

A soulful and electrifying coming of age musical, “Passing Strange” takes us on an odyssey in search of identity, acceptance, and the “Real.” A young man discovers his musical calling and sets off for Europe, leaving behind his mother and comfortable suburban life. In his rebellion filled with sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, he yearns for something in life that he thinks can only be found in art. Tickets available at theatricaloutfit.org. 

Kim Petras in Concert 

October 4 

Coca-Cola Roxy 

Fiddler on the Roof 

October 6 through 22 

City Springs Theatre

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, “Fiddler on the Roof” has touched audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth, and honesty. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Tickets available at cityspringstheatre.com 

Janelle Monáe in Concert 

October 6

Fox Theatre 

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 

October 20 through November 26

Horizon Theatre

Based on a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this Tony Award-winning musical is Tolstoy like you’ve never experienced. Step into a glamorous, romantic world of chandeliers, vodka, and caviar in the salons and opera houses of 19th century Moscow. Tickets start at $30 at horizontheatre.com. 

Kesha in Concert 

October 21 

The Eastern 

The Prom 

October 26 through November 11 

Out Front Theatre Company 

Four fading Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So, when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue … and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow — but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Tickets start at $25 at outfronttheatre.com 

Free Spirits 

October 27 through 28 

Venue TBD

“Demons, Witches, and other Ghoulish Creatures” utilizes a plethora of spooky music for women’s voices ranging from Orban’s “Daemon Irrepit Callidus” to “Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show! This concert from the Atlanta Women’s Chorus will provide something for everyone with a touch of scary. Tickets available at voicesofnote.org. 


October 28 

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 

The 1931 silent film of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein” is given a lush and vibrant score composed by Michael Shapiro and presented by The Atlanta Opera orchestra and an intimate collection of voices for an entertaining evening at the theater. Tickets start at $30 at atlantaopera.org. 

Cirque Du Soleil ECHO 

November 5 through January 21 

Under the Big Top, Atlantic Station

Recognized over the world, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to invoke imagination, provoke senses, and evoke emotions. Tickets start at $54 at cirquedusoleil.com.