2017/18 Season

Season Tickets for the 2017/18 Season are available right now.  Every production of this season will take place in a different cultural or educational institution around the city of Atlanta while our home at the Woodruff Arts Center is completely renovated (click here to learn more).  See all the productions and locations of this ambitious season-on-the-road below.  Single tickets will go on sale in July 2017.

Where are we going?

Alliance Series presented by The Coca-Cola Company Buy this series »

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University
Wed, Aug 30 to Sun, Sep 24

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola.

Morris and Rae Frank Theatre at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Sat, Oct 7 to Sat, Nov 18

The play that inspired the hit film, Crossing Delancey is the story of Izzy, a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman, and her 80-year-old Bubbie, who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. Giving Cupid a nudge, this irascible granny hires a matchmaker and sets out to find her granddaughter the perfect mate. But will Sam, the neighborhood pickle man, be the kind of man Izzy has in mind?

World Premiere
Fulton County Southwest Arts Center
Fri, Mar 23 to Sun, Apr 15

In two timely one-act plays by Alliance Theatre Mellon Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage, we meet and follow Jenny Anderson as she deals with unresolved questions from her past and works to ensure freedom for the future.

Musical
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Wed, May 9 to Sun, May 20

The Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will co-produce a concert staging of the Tony Award-winning musical Candide in Symphony Hall.

Hertz Series presented by Turner Buy this series »

Dad's Garage
Fri, Oct 20 to Sun, Nov 12

Described as “darkly delightful” (The New York Times), Hand to God – the irreverent puppet comedy, Tony Award nominee, and the most produced play in American regional theater in the 2016/17 season – makes its Atlanta debut.

Atlanta History Center
Sat, Jan 13 to Sun, Feb 4

First adapted for the stage by the Alliance in 2014 to sold-out audiences, Native Guard juxtaposes the deeply personal experiences of Trethewey, a child of a then-illegal marriage between her African-American mother and Caucasian father living in 1960s Mississippi, with the experience of a soldier in the Native Guard, the first African-American Union troop in the Civil War who was charged with guarding white Confederate captives.

World Premiere Kendeda Winner
Actor's Express
Thu, Mar 1 to Sun, Mar 25

A suspenseful story inspired by true events that will leave audiences at the edge of their seats. Winner of the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition.

Family Series presented by Delta Buy this series »

World Premiere
Rich Auditorium at the Woodruff Arts Center
Sun, Nov 12 to Sun, Nov 19

In the beloved children’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself in a world full of strange and wondrous incongruities…much like what the world is like for most middle school students! Atlanta Playwright and Alliance/Kendeda Playwriting Competition finalist Neeley Gossett’s modern take on the story finds Alice on her first day as a 7th grader in a new middle school.

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
Thu, Feb 8 to Sun, Mar 4

Families will love this lively, youthful, and ultimately powerful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic! The Jungle Book is the story of Mowgli, a boy abandoned to the jungle, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals.

Add-on productions Add these shows on to any season ticket package Buy this series »

World Premiere
Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University // June 10–18
Sat, Jun 10 to Sun, Jul 16

Kids and adults will be tapping their feet all over Atlanta as Ananse, the clever spider of African folklore, tries to trick Granny into dancing away from her garden so he can take her vegetables. But his plan backfires when he is drawn into the dance himself!

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University // June 10–18, 2017
The Galloway School // June 24–July 2, 2017
Spelman College // July 8–16, 2017

World Premiere
The Galloway School // June 24–July 2
Sat, Jun 10 to Sun, Jul 16

Kids and adults will be tapping their feet all over Atlanta as Ananse, the clever spider of African folklore, tries to trick Granny into dancing away from her garden so he can take her vegetables. But his plan backfires when he is drawn into the dance himself!

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University // June 10–18, 2017
The Galloway School // June 24–July 2, 2017
Spelman College // July 8–16, 2017

World Premiere
Spelman College // July 8–16
Sat, Jun 10 to Sun, Jul 16

Kids and adults will be tapping their feet all over Atlanta as Ananse, the clever spider of African folklore, tries to trick Granny into dancing away from her garden so he can take her vegetables. But his plan backfires when he is drawn into the dance himself!

Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University // June 10–18, 2017
The Galloway School // June 24–July 2, 2017
Spelman College // July 8–16, 2017

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Fri, Dec 8 to Sun, Dec 24

Join the Alliance Theatre for one of Atlanta’s most treasured holiday traditions. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future – his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future – who teach him it is never too late to change.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Wed, Sep 5 to Sun, Oct 21

In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Theatre for the Very Young Series The Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young; for children 0–5 years old Buy this series »

World Premiere Theatre for the Very Young
Tue, Oct 3 to Sun, Nov 5

Inspired by the award-winning Ashley Bryan picture book, this rhythmic play explores the universal idea that true beauty is found within.

Theatre for the Very Young
Tue, Jan 9 to Sun, Feb 18

A gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world, this is a play where science and art intersect, and where our tiniest audience members interact with some of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth.

Theatre for the Very Young
Sat, Mar 10 to Sun, Apr 1

Inspired by Eric Carle’s beloved book of the same name, From Head to Toe invites the youngest audience members to think, observe, and move like their favorite animals.

Theatre for the Very Young
Sat, Apr 7 to Sun, Apr 29

Based on Mo Willems’s beloved CAT the CAT series, this play explores the often terrifying experience of making a new friend.

Blog

To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.

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