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GET welcomes September with the U.S. premiere of ‘Calendar Girls’

 

CG_web_smallGeorgia Ensemble Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with this heartfelt comedy about nine women in a British women’s club, who pose nude for an calendar to raise funds for their hospital. The venture is a huge success, but fame tests their friendships. Based on a true story and written by Tim Firth, who co-wrote the 2003 feature film starring Helen Mirren. It “achieves exactly what it sets out to do,” says the London Telegraph. “It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theater.” GET is the first American company to get producing rights.

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Encore Life

FALL FESTIVALS

Atlanta’s festival season has something for everyone. Here are at least some of the don’t-miss events.

The Fox Theatre: Concert Central

All lined up: the B-52′s, Straight No Chaser, Joe Bonamassa, Keith & Krystyn Getty and Widespread Panic.

EMERALD WATERS AHEAD!

Find out what makes other beaches in a state full of them green with envy when compared to those on Florida’s Emerald Coast.

Forks up! Taste of Atlanta returns Sept. 25

The 14th annual Taste of Atlanta returns to Midtown on Sept. 25 and, to date, 50 restaurants have signed up to take part. That list is expected to grow. Discount tickets on sale while supplies last.

REVOLUTIONARY FEVER, SUMMER FUN

Celebrate America’s birthday month in Historic Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg, Va., and learn more about the nation’s earliest inhabitants, rebels and pioneers.

Last chance: Cyclorama closes Tuesday

A new $22 million facility will open sometime in 2017 on the Atlanta History Center campus in Buckhead.

NEIGHBORHOODS: WEST MIDTOWN

Welcome to West Midtown, where artsy shops, home furnishing stores and award-winning restaurants line the sidewalks, and old industrial buildings have become loft and work spaces.

ArtsScene Blog

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Sept. 3

If Dragon Con’s not your thing, check out our top picks — the art fest-within-a book fest in Decatur, “Memphis”at the Rialto Center and the Alliance Theatre’s talent-laden “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (in previews). Then prepare yourself for the joyous onslaught of fall openings to come.

Alliance, ‘Memphis’ co-pro top 2015 Suzi nods

The awards, Atlanta professional theater’s more-or-less equivalent to Broadway’s Tonys, will be handed out Nov. 2.

Let’s all go to the theater, an Atlanta theater

Actor’s Express. Anton Chekhov. Steve Yockey. Let those names guide you as you navigate metro Atlanta’s jam-packed fall theater season.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Aug. 27

Catch “Memphis,” if you can, in its final week at Aurora Theatre, then prepare for the fall rush of new and exciting openings — “Cuckoo’s Nest” at the Alliance, “Stupid F*cking Bird” at Actor’s Express and a whole lot more.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Aug. 20

Weird Sisters’ “Hot Pink” opens. “Motown” at the Fox and the 2015 Essential Theatre Festival close and “Memphis” rolls at Aurora Theatre. See a show!

Theater, music, circus acts put the art in DBF

The AJC Decatur Book Festival has lined up plenty of free theater, music, chalk art and more for the third art|DBF, the arts-festival-within-the-book-festival held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-6) in downtown Decatur.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS | Aug. 13

A very full calendar includes closing weekend for Serenbe Playhouse’s “Evita” and the one-weekend-only “Shaking the Wind,” written and performed by Atlanta dynamo Minka Wiltz. Up next: “Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow” (Weird Sisters); Motown the Musical at the Fox; and Wabi Sabi — that’s dance — at Serenbe.


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