Atlanta Ballet’s “Significant Others.” Photo courtesy of Atlanta Ballet

Spring Arts Calendar

The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd

Now through April 1

Alliance Theatre

Jasmine Starr-Kidd is a 12-year-old computer genius. When she realizes that time travel is a lot easier to figure out than trying to convince her parents to get back together, she decides to take matters into her own hands. This play is a heartwarming story of second chances and learning that sometimes the things you can’t change are the things that should have happened all along. Buy tickets at


One in Two

Now through April 1

Out Front Theatre

Three Black queer men sit in an ethereal waiting room. One is about to be chosen to live the unforgiving story of a man diagnosed with HIV, struggling to be defined by more than his status. Ten years after his own diagnosis, Donja R. Love has written a fearless account of the reality for too many Americans. A deeply personal call to action, one in two shines a light on the people behind a statistic and the strength of the community they make up. Buy tickets at


Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Now through April 9

Aurora Theatre

The electrifying Queen of Disco shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. The 5-time Grammy Award-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend is known for mega-hits like Hot Stuff, Bad Girls and No More Tears (Enough Is Enough). What the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. Buy tickets at


Tiny Beautiful Things

March 29 through April 23

Theatrical Outfit

 Tiny Beautiful Things explores author Cheryl Strayed’s time as the anonymous unpaid advice columnist Dear Sugar. While strangers on the internet tell her their most personal secrets, Strayed weaves together her own personal experiences to create a column full of light, laughter, and humanity. Buy tickets at


Moulin Rouge! The Musical

April 19 through 30

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Buy tickets at


Prayer for the French Republic

April 20 through May 14

Actors Express

On the eve of the 2016 French presidential elections, a Parisian doctor fears for the safety of her family amid the rise of antisemitism in France. As she considers relocating to Israel, we flashback to her great-grandparents anxiously awaiting the return of their loved ones who have recently been liberated from the concentration camps. Buy tickets at


Support Group for Men

April 21 through May 21

Horizon Theatre

 Every Thursday is Guys’ Night for a small group of friends who gather to vent – with a “No Ladies” policy strictly enforced. Passing a baseball bat as a “talking stick”, this motley crew of men support each other through stalled careers, dashed romances, and a fast-changing world. When an unexpected visitor crashes the party, their notions of what it means to be a man in today’s America are suddenly upended. Buy tickets at


Ruthless! The Musical

May 4 through 20

Out Front Theatre

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical – that includes murdering the leading lady! Buy tickets at



May 30 through June 4

Fox Theatre

You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Buy tickets at


Water for Elephants

June 4 through July 9

Alliance Theatre

Water for Elephants takes you on an adventure filled with romance, deception, and a little bit of magic, all under the big top of a traveling circus Running towards a new life, Jacob Jankowski hitches a ride on a mysterious train.  He finds himself in the heart of a traveling circus, the Benzini Bros Most Spectacular Show On Earth, with a new job, a new home, and a new family. When charismatic ringmaster August brings Rosie the elephant on as the new star attraction, Jacob and August’s wife Marlena join forces to train her. As Jacob and Marlena’s shared compassion develops into love, August’s cruel nature surfaces, threatening to derail Jacob’s life once more. Buy tickets at


Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

June 8 through July 2

Actors Express

At Riker’s Island, a frightened young inmate confronts complex issues of faith when he crosses paths with a charismatic serial killer, a sadistic guard and a jaded public defender. Buy tickets at



July 5 through 30

Fox Theatre

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Ox… but from a different angle. The untold story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Buy tickets at


The House That Will Not Stand

July 7 through August 6

Horizon Theatre

 A bewitching drama of desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo. Beartrice—a free woman of color—and her three unwed daughters face changing racial divides in the hot New Orleans summer of 1836 after the mysterious death of her white lover. A sensuous, humorous and gripping family drama of love and survival told in a rich and lyrical river of words, music and dance. Buy tickets at



May 5 through 21

City Springs Theatre

 Directed and Choreographed by Tony® Award Recipient Baayork Lee the international hit musical has audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — ”Memory”. Winner of seven Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Buy tickets at


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

July 21 through August 19

Actors Express

Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time. Buy tickets at



March 30 through April 2

7 Stages Theatre

The Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company presents Breathe, a show about remembering to breathe through life’s most difficult moments. Utilizing movement styles of ballet, contemporary, and jazz technique, the show will captivate audiences by expressing the connection between emotional vulnerability and surviving loss. Buy tickets at


The Dolly Party

March 23

Terminal West

 Join us in Rainbowland where you’ll dance with somebody, hand in hand to the music of Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, The Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Kacey Musgraves, Donna Summer, and more. Buy tickets at


Kim Chi’s Drag Dance Night

April 15

Terminal West


Significant Others

May 12 through 14

Atlanta Ballet  

What do we mean by “significant other?” It can be a spouse or a romantic partner, but it can also be a collaborator, a sibling, or a parent. In Significant Others, Remi Wörtmeyer sets out to prove that artists achieve their greatest creative potential by inspiring and supporting each other, particularly when bound together by the powerful force of artistic collaboration. Buy tickets at




March 4 through 12

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

Leonard Bernstein’s best-known operetta brings levity to spring in Atlanta. The innocent Candide discovers that human beings aren’t all they are cracked up to be and ultimately focuses on building his own life on his own terms. Featuring modern classics “Glitter and Be Gay,” “Make our Garden Grow,” and a rip-roaring Overture for the ages, Candide makes its company debut in Atlanta. Deanna Breiwick and Jack Swanson star. James Lowe conducts, and Alison Moritz will direct. Buy tickets at


Finding Light and Resilience

March 18

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Project of the AGMC, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus will be performing this concert at 2pm and 7pm. Buy tickets at


Music from Seven Continents

March 18

Church at Ponce and Highland

Atlanta Freedom Bands celebrates the beauty of our planet and its people on the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Earth Day Proclamation. Buy tickets at


Nathalie Stutzmann, Bach & Friends

March 23 through 25

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathalie Stutzmann leads a program consisting of selections from Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. Buy tickets at


Songs of the Phoenix

March 25

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

When tragedy strikes, we are given three choices: Fight, Flee, or Freeze. Songs of the Phoenix, performed by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, is about the beauty of the fight. Buy tickets at


The Anonymous Lover

March 31 through April 2

Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College

Performed by the Atlanta Opera and written in 1780 by the groundbreaking Black composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. A beautiful young widow begins receiving love letters from an anonymous source in this timeless comic love story. True love is this anonymous lover’s goal, but time will tell if he finds his love requited. Buy tickets at


Bikini Kill

April 1

The Eastern


Maggie Lindemann

April 9

Hell at the Masquerade


Laura Jane Grace

April 11

Purgatory at the Masquerade



April 16

Terminal West


Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn, & Schubert

April 20 through 21

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in two concert-hall favorites with an uncanny history. Maestro Stutzmann welcomes the rising-star violinist Daniel Lozakovich as soloist. Buy tickets at


Caroline Polachek

April 21

The Eastern


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Gala

April 22

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The 2023 Gala will take place on the Woodruff Arts Center Campus featuring a private concert of Maestro Stutzmann leading the Orchestra in her favorite selections followed by an elegant dinner program. Buy tickets at


Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

May 13 through 14

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The ASO will present Star Wars: The Force Awakens In Concert featuring a screening of the complete film with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. The concerts will be led by guest conductor Christopher Confessore. Buy tickets at


Who Tells Your Story

June 3

Lassiter Concert Hall


Returning to the Root

June 9 through 10

Venue TBD


Boygenius, Clairo, Dijon, and Bartees Strange

June 11

Central Park


Out of This World!

June 17

Venue TBD

Celebrating Atlanta Freedom Bands’ 30th Anniversary with a musical journey to the final frontier, featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Dr. Erika Svanoe. Buy tickets at


Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture

Now through May 15

Museum of Design

MODA’s new exhibition, Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, includes work by 34 participants from across the globe. Their projects include experimental visualizations, installations, façade studies, building designs, and urban development proposals. Buy tickets at


Horst P. Horst: Essence of the Times

Now through April 16


Horst P. Horst is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Known primarily for his fashion photography and portraiture, Horst assimilated tenets of surrealism and classicism into his unique compositions, creating striking, unforgettable images. Buy tickets at


Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature

Now through May 21

High Museum of Art

This is the first major museum exhibition to exclusively examine the nature-based works of pioneering American modernist Joseph Stella. Buy tickets at


George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes

Now through August 13

High Museum of Art

This exhibition marks the first major museum presentation of work by the late Ukrainian American artist George Voronovsky. Buy tickets at


Madame Grès: The Art of Draping

Now through June 30


 Both silent and secretive, determined to the point of spending her entire life in the solitude of the atelier, Madame Grès aspired to be a sculptor and did undoubtedly become the greatest sculptor of all the fashion designers of her era. Buy tickets at


Happy Joylanta

May 14 through November 26

High Museum of Art

This immersive environment within a monumental celebratory canopy is the High’s eighth site-specific installation on the Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The installation’s massive canopy will comprise many layers, including custom papel picado designed by various people at workshops in Atlanta. Buy tickets at