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Theatrical Outfit, The Balzer Theater at Herren's

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PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy The Balzer Theater at Herren's Theatrical Outfit
Call: (678) 528-1500 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.org
Having moved into a 200-seat performance space Downtown, this long-running Atlanta theater has begun staging more risky shows alongside its impeccable, crowd-pleasing fare.

Downtown Dialogues: STEW

Thursday November 12, 2020 07:00 pm EST
STEW by Zora Howard

Directed by Ibi Owolabi

“A captivating story that’s intimate, funny, and heartbreaking in equal measure”— The New Yorker

In Zora Howard’s STEW, Mama is up early to prepare an important meal and, even with her family on hand to help, time is running short. In between cutting...
Cost: FREE

Downtown Dialogues: EUREKA DAY

Thursday October 22, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
EUREKA DAY by Jonathan Spector

Directed by January LaVoy

“One of the funniest plays to open this year” – The New York Times

At Eureka Day Charter School in Berkeley, all decisions are made by consensus and diversity of opinion is valued. But when a mumps outbreak hits the school, the board of ...
Cost: FREE

Downtown Dialogues: FLEX

Thursday October 8, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
FLEX by Candrice Jones

Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

PART OF THE HUMANA 2020 FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS

A powerful new play about swagger, determination and sticking together. It’s 1997 and the WNBA is changing the game. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train basketball team now dreams...
Cost: FREE

Downtown Dialogues: THE CHILDREN

Thursday September 24, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Susan V Booth

“A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work” — The Independent (London)

In their remote cottage on the British coast, a long-married pair of retired nuclear physicists live a modest life in the aftermath of a natural disast...
Cost: FREE

Indecent

Wednesday March 4, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of God of Vengeance by Jewish writer Sholem Asch, Indecent tells the story of a kiss between two female actors (one playing a prostitute, one a brothel owner’s daughter) that led to an entire cast being arrested for obscenity. With vivid theatricality underscored ...
Cost: $15+

Slow Food

Wednesday January 22, 2020 07:30 pm EST
ATLANTA PREMIERE! Irene and Peter just want a quiet anniversary meal while on vacation in Palm Springs, but the evening heats up when a neurotic waiter won’t bring their food, and everything goes deliriously wrong. This fussy server has the couple second-guessing their menu choices, parenting skills...
Cost: $15+

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

Wednesday November 27, 2019 01:00 pm EST
NEW for the 2019 Holiday Season - The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a heartfelt Pride and Prejudice-inspired family event. While Miss Bennet unfolds upstairs, Pemberley’s servants navigate their own scandal down below, as a diligent housekeeper, an indomitable maid, and a lovesick groomsman stru...
Cost: $15+

Our Town / The Laramie Project

Tuesday August 27, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Considered by many to be the greatest American play ever, Our Town depicts the town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager character and performed with minimal props and sets, this classic chronicles the Webb and Gi...
Cost: $15+

CAP Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday January 23, 2019 07:30 am EST
Held at various Downtown venues and hotels each January and July, all are invited to attend our biannual public Town Hall meetings that are intended to keep the community "in the know," especially if you are a stakeholder, resident, employee and/or employer involved in the city center. You can exp...
Cost: FREE

Opening night of Out of Darkness: Two Remain

Thursday April 5, 2018 12:00 am EDT
The Opera presents discovery backstories: a talkback with the cast and creators of Out of Darkness: Two Remain, following the performance. 
Cost: Free

Out of Darkness: Two Remain

Thursday April 5, 2018 12:00 am EDT
This moving, two-act opera centers on Holocaust survivors visited by ghosts of their past. The audience will witness a tale of survival, true love, pain and fate.

More info: 404-881-8885

Cost: $50

Anna Ziegler, 'BOY'

Thursday September 28, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Anna Ziegler's recent Off-Broadway play, BOY, grapples with gender identity and loving oneself in a humorous and profound take on a famously true story of gender reassignment.
Cost: $18-$51

Big Fish - The Musical

Tuesday December 13, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Theatrical Outfit presents its adaptation of Tim Burton's fantastical film Big Fish. Salesman Edward Bloom falls ill, prompting his estranged son, William, to return home. As Edward retells the magnificent stories of his life — catching a giant catfish with his wedding band as bait on the day his ...
Cost: $25-$50

Atlanta LGBT Film and Music Festival 2016

Thursday August 25, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta LGBT Film and Music Festival makes its debut with three days of movies and music by, for, and about queer people. The festival’s opening night features the Georgia premiere of Major!, a documentary chronicling the 40 years black transwoman Miss Major Griffin-Gracy has dedicated to the ...
Cost: $30-$510

The Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival

Friday June 3, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Created by Douglas Scott and Full Radius Dance to showcase the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene, the MAD Festival presents the best of Georgia’s contemporary dance, allowing audiences to experience a variety of choreographers, techniques and artistic visions in a single evening.
Cost: $20

The Light in the Pizza

Sunday May 15, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Written by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, Theatrical Outfit's rendition of The Light in the Pizza runs thru Sun., May 15.
Cost: $20-$48

Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin

Friday November 13, 2015 07:00 pm EST
One of the best things about music is its ability to tell a story. Musician Alpin Hong performs Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin his life journey through music. The show includes interpretations of classical Chopin masterworks. Hong’s cocktail of autobiographical storytelling and piano performance expl...
Cost: $10-$30

City Gate Dance Theater Presents BLACK and WHITE

Friday September 11, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
City Gate Dance Theater is proud to present their 2015-2016 season repertory concert, BLACK and WHITE! A great collective of contemporary and modern works speaking on ideas of domestic violence, phases of love, and more. More than dance, City Gate is CHANGING THE EXPECTATION, and has created an even...
Cost: $35.00

The Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival

Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, now in its 21st year, will feature two nights of dance. Created by Douglas Scott and Full Radius Dance to showcase the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene, the MAD Festival strives to present the best of Georgia’s modern/contemporary dance, allowing...
Cost: $15-$20

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company makes its Atlanta debut May 22-23 with the regional premiere of The Oracle at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s with an acclaimed cast of dancers. The weekend is part of the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival.
Cost: $20

Modern Atlanta Dance Festival

Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Now in its 21st year, the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival showcases the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene. The MAD Festival strives to present the best of Georgia’s modern/contemporary dance, allowing audiences to experience a variety of choreographers, techniques and artistic vision...
Cost: $15-$20

Southern Writers Onstage: Eudora Welty

Monday April 13, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
CENCIA presents, as part of the Southern Writers Onstage Series, Eudora Welty: A Life in Letters.Discover the life of Pulitzer Prize winning author Eudora Welty as told through a reading of selected letters that reveal Welty’s unmistakable humor, daring, passion, and talent. Presented by noted Wel...
Cost: FREE

Southern Writers Onstage: Lillian Smith

Monday February 23, 2015 07:00 pm EST
CENCIA presents, as part of the Southern Writers Onstage series, award-winning Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum performing Jordan Is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith, her original adaptation of Smith’s writings. Smith was a Georgia civil rights activist and author who openly confronted contr...
Cost: FREE

24-Hour Opera Project

Friday January 23, 2015 07:00 pm EST
With a change of venue and an improv performance by Dad's Garage, the Atlanta Opera attempts to emphasize a different side of opera for a less traditional audience—and to just have a good time. Four teams compose and direct 7-minute to 10-minute operas in only 24 hours.
Cost: Free

Atlanta Auditions - Dollywood - 2015 Season

Friday January 2, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Open call auditions for the 2015 season - Casting for the following: 1)Versatile male and female singers who are proficient in musical theater, 50's-60's rock and contemporary pop. Strong movement skills a plus. 2)Male and female country music singers who can perform contemporary and classic count...
Cost: n/a

Reginald Batiste Presents Mama's Prayer

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00 am EST
Mama’s Prayer is an inspirational stage play that will make you laugh, cry, but most of all think about your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Mama’s Prayer is about a strong Christian woman who holds her family together through her Christian values despite the trials and tribulations tha...
Cost: $35

Barry McGovern Reads Samuel Beckett

Wednesday November 5, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Noted Irish actor Barry McGovern will give a performance of readings from the poetry and prose of Samuel Beckett. Regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century and best known for his play Waiting for Godot, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. Actor B...
Cost: FREE

Dunwoody Nature Center's Concert in the Park

Friday July 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Dunwoody Nature Center's bi-weekly concert series returns. 2014's lineup includes, Jefferson, the Days, Buzzard Mountain Boys, Cicada Rhythm, and kicks off with Danny Holiday.
Cost: Free-$5

Mama Tales Storytelling Concert presented by Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia

Friday May 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
This milestone event marks the 6th year we honor our mothers. It is a story concert of critical tales about lessons learned from Mama, Grandma, Auntie, Big Sis, Teacher, Neighbor, or any other woman who has profoundly affected the young people around her. The 2014 program includes live music, drums...
Cost: Early bird $15 @ individual; Individual $25; Family 4 @ $50 (2 adults/ 2 children); Group 10 @$200

Dividing the Estate

Saturday April 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Old resentments and sibling rivalries bubble to the surface as the hilariously dysfunctional Gordon family of Harrison, Texas, spar to claim the biggest piece of the pie in the wildly funny, Tony-nominated Dividing the Estate by Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning Horton Foote. Matriarch Stella Gordon ...
Cost: $20-$50

The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival

Friday March 14, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The 20th annual Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival takes the stage for two nights of exceptional dance featuring Full Radius Dance, SWADanceCollective, Project 7 Contemporary Dance, Atlanta Dance Connection, Christen S. Weimer, Emily Cargill, and Anicka Austin.
Cost: $20.00

Central Atlanta Progress 2013 Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday July 24, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Stay connected with Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District at the semi-annual town hall meetings. All are invited to attend these efficient, informative, and entertaining meetings, especially stakeholders, residents, employees and employers involved in the city center...
Cost: Free

Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company's SHE: Seek. Hope. Evolve.

Friday July 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company,SHE is a powerful, all-female cast, contemporary dance performance that will inspire audiences through raw movement and a positive message for women. Capitalizing on women's progress within various fields of dance as well as the broader scope of soci...
Cost: $22

The Fabulous Lipitones

Saturday April 20, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
In its world premiere production at Theatrical Outfit, The Fabulous Lipitones touches on some rich social themes in between renditions of public domain standards like A Bird in a Gilded Cage" or "Take Me Out to the Ball Game.""
Cost:

Two Drink Minimum

Saturday November 17, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Watch the tale of a life-long journey of mother and son told throughout the four stages of her life.
Cost: $15-$22

My Name is Asher Lev

Saturday September 15, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Weds.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $15-$30

EquiLIFTrium

Friday July 20, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company presents EquiLIFTrium, a performance inspired by the evolving energy of urban consciousness. Dancers Ashley Watson, Caroline Fagan, Mary Frances Doss, Sam Janus, and Torrie Gold perform, with choreography by Paul Thomason.
Cost: $15-$17

Red

Saturday March 10, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Theatrical Outfit sees Red with the play about the famed modernist painter Rothko. David de Vries directs Tom Key and Jimi Kocina.
Cost: $16-$27

Chefs That Stir the Soul

Saturday September 17, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Few experiences can match the intimacy of storytelling around a table. Few cities can match Atlanta’s larger than life chefs. Enter stage left: Theatrical Outfit’s one-night event, Chefs That Stir the Soul! Join us as a star-studded line-up of Atlanta chefs become stage performers, discussing the mo...
Cost: Gala: $125; Gala including VIP Pre-show: $250

Chefs That Stir the Soul

Saturday September 17, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Few experiences can match the intimacy of storytelling around a table. Few cities can match Atlanta’s larger than life chefs. Enter stage left: Theatrical Outfit’s one-night event, Chefs That Stir the Soul! Join us as a star-studded line-up of Atlanta chefs become stage performers, discussing the mo...
Cost: Gala: $125; Gala including VIP Pre-show: $250

The Green Book

Saturday September 10, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Performances of The Green Book have been extended to the Balzer theater. Explores not only the hurdles posed by racial and cultural divisions during a tumultuous time in history, but also the creative and humane ways in which people crossed those social barriers.
Cost: $15-$35

The Green Book

Saturday September 10, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Performances of The Green Book have been extended to the Balzer theater. Explores not only the hurdles posed by racial and cultural divisions during a tumultuous time in history, but also the creative and humane ways in which people crossed those social barriers.
Cost: $15-$35

Klimchak

Thursday July 28, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Local oddball composer Klimchak spends most of his time performing soundtracks for the Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Shakespeare productions and so on. For this performance he’s put together a cross-section of the compositional styles that he’s mastered over the last decade. Marimba Lumina piece...
Cost: $10

Klimchak

Thursday July 28, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Local oddball composer Klimchak spends most of his time performing soundtracks for the Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Shakespeare productions and so on. For this performance he’s put together a cross-section of the compositional styles that he’s mastered over the last decade. Marimba Lumina piece...
Cost: $10

Fool for Love

Saturday June 11, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Starring Jasmine Guy and Kenny Leon. A haunting story of obsession, love, denial and the relationship between two people who can't live with or without each other. Inside the confines of a motel room, two estranged lovers revisit their shared history and reignite old rage.
Cost: $18-$50

The Young Man From Atlanta

Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00 am EST
Horton Foote's THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, yet hasn't seen a major local production in the ensuing decade and a half. Perhaps that's because the soft-spoken drama about tensions between an aging married couple doesn't actually take place in Atlanta, but Houston ...
Cost: $15-$30

Word of Mouth

Tuesday February 15, 2011 12:00 am EST
Theatrical Outfit continues its twice-monthly series with guest speaker Bishop Jim Swilley, pastor of Church in the Now in Conyers. In conjunction with our current stage production of The Young Man From Atlanta, which explores such complex issues as suicide, sexual orientation and gender identity, B...
Cost: $5

The Young Man from Atlanta

Wednesday January 26, 2011 12:00 am EST
Theatrical Outfit is pleased to present the Atlanta Premiere of Horton Foote's 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama. Will Kidder (Tom Key) and his wife struggle to understand the loss of their son, they are confronted about the true nature of their child's identity when the young man of the titlehis s...
Cost: $15 -$35

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Sunday January 2, 2011 12:00 am EST
Based on Barbara Robinson's 1972 children's book, the play tells the story of six juvenile delinquents tricked into taking part in a Sunday-school Christmas show, which subsequently begins to veer off script. Synchronicity Theatre's family-friendly production features 10 child actors and 11 adults, ...
Cost: $15-$18

A Christmas Memory

Thursday December 23, 2010 12:00 am EST
Executive artistic director Tom Key will perform his one-man adaptation of Truman Capote's cherished story. The performance will consist of two acts — the first act of holiday music by the Georgia Potlickers will complement the second act's theatrical reading by Key.
Cost: $15-$30

Corazon Abriendo

Saturday November 20, 2010 12:00 am EST
Contemporary and traditional dance weave together in the company's 30th anniversary celebration, exploring the mysterious Mayan people and their ancient ways.
Cost: $15-$20

Blackbird

Sunday November 14, 2010 12:00 am EST
A modern dance story of exploitation that shines a light into the darkest corner of society — the commercial sexual exploitation of children. This multi-media dance theater production follows the experience of two sisters sold into a brothel. As the lives of the two girls are shaped by str...
Cost: $15-$25
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