Upcoming Shows (2020 Shows):
Jerry Finnegan’s Sister = Valentine’s Weekend – Feb 13, 14, 15, and 16 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Alpharetta Arts Center Black Box Theater
Date night in Alpharetta, complete with complimentary wine and dessert at intermission. Brian Dowd has spent the last 10 years of his life wrestling with an unrequited “something” for his best friend’s sister, who happens to live next door. But each and every time he’s spoken with Beth Finnegan for more than 30 seconds, he’s ended up with his foot planted firmly in his mouth. Now, Brian’s time is about to run out. With recent news that Jerry Finnegan’s sister is getting married, the time has come for him to put up or shut up. Like John Wayne in The High and the Mighty, Brian has reached the point of no return. What’s he got to lose–except the love of his life! In a series of fast-moving, hysterically funny scenes, two actors play Brian and Beth from ages seven and six, through their adolescent and teen years, right up to the moment the play is happening, when they’re both in their early 20s. For high school and older.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – Mar 6-22 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – ACT1 Theater Mainstage
A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh stage adaptation of the iconic film. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. For high school and older.
The Merchant of Venice – May 1, 2, 8 and 9 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm – Wills Park Lions Pavilion (Alpharetta Arts Center rain location)
Antonio, an antisemitic merchant, takes a loan from the Jew Shylock to help his friend to court Portia. Antonio can’t repay the loan, and without mercy, Shylock demands a pound of his flesh. The heiress Portia, now the wife of Antonio’s friend, dresses as a lawyer and saves Antonio. Free theater in the park – bring your chairs and picnic baskets. For all ages.
Little Shop of Horrors – Jun 5-21 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – ACT1 Theater Mainstage
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination. For high school and older.
Sister Act – Sept 11-27 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – ACT1 Theater Mainstage
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a crime, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. For high school and older.
White Christmas – Dec 4-20 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – ACT1 Theater Mainstage
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. For all ages.