What if you could see a broadway show before it made it big? How cool would it be to see a show before it becomes big time? I’ve seen or heard about several theatrical performances and musical here in Atlanta that are taking place and may at some point end up on Broadway. So, why not catch them now while you can see them in a more intimate setting? Right? Here are some of my picks of what to see in Atlanta theatre right now!
Maybe Happy Ending musical at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre (do robots have feelings?)
After seeing MAYBE HAPPY ENDING I can see why it was the winner of six Korean musical awards. The music is amazing and a surprise is the jazz music too and I’m not really even a huge fan. Taking place in late 21st century Seoul, human helper bots are relegated to their own tiny living quarter until their parts give out. Two outdated helper-bots discover each other when one realizes her charger no longer works and goes looking to borrow one from a neighbor. Oliver, model 3 doesn’t think much of Claire, a model 5, who is realizing her demise is eminent. Meanwhile Oliver, is blissfully unaware his master, has turned him in for a newer model. The pair set off on an adventure to find Oliver’s master, they fall in love, realizing how vulnerable human emotions are.
Besides the incredible music in MAYBE HAPPY ENDING, there’s a fantastic mix of lights and set displays mixing video in with the robots and their memories. There’s a flashback scene where we learn the reason why Clair is no longer with her owner. Claire overall seems more evolved the Oliver, more aware of her circumstances and human nature, while Oliver seems more naive. But they both have a lot to learn from one another. Go see this sci musical in Atlanta before it’s gone!
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Tickets are $67 to $85 each. Buy tickets here: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2019-20/maybe-happy-ending
Slow Food at the Atlanta Theatrical Outfit (one couple’s hilarious plight to have dinner)
Okay, I’ll admit when I first heard this, I thought it was a reprise of their James Beard centered performance that they had last year. I went into it thinking that was what it was about. But I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Instead, the play had nothing to do with James Beard, but instead revolved around a middle aged couple who suddenly find themselves celebrating their 23rd anniversary, not entirely sure if one loves the other. What transgresses is a terribly long and drawn out dinner..err…the couple trying to coax dinner out of their dramatic server (all with a set of problems of his own).
Tickets to Slow Food are around $35 – $40 on weekends with performances Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30, Sunday matinee at 2:30. https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/slow-food/
Once the musical at the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta (Music hasn’t stirred up so many feelings since Dirty Dancing)
On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one week, their bond evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Can you believe this won 8 Tony awards. It is destined to be in bigger places so we are truly fortunate to get a sneak peak of this theatrical performance in an intimate setting.
Wednesday – Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Sunday at 5:00 PM
Ticket prices are $35 – $40