Critic’s Notebook: June’s Top 5

Moz and ‘The White Chip’ top the list


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5) A Streetcar Named Desire, June 11-28, Serenbe Playhouse.
Serenbe Playhouse presents a new production of the Tennessee Williams classic at the property’s new Art Farm Stage, where the set will be housed in recycled shipping containers. The Serenbe season also includes a world premiere adaptation of the children’s classic The Secret Garden (through August 2) and the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Evita (July 23 to Aug. 16).


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4) Atlanta Fringe Festival, June 4-7, Various Atlanta venues.
Theater, storytelling, dance, circus arts, comedy, and improv make up this annual festival of alternative and experimental theater centered at Little Five Points’ 7 Stages Theatre. Here’s Keely L. Herrick’s guide to the Fest.

3) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra gives free concerts in Piedmont Park, June 11, 18, and 25. One of the city’s most beloved traditions returns for another year. This year’s concerts will be led by ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young. The June 11 concert will include Dvořák’s “Slavonic Dance No. 7” and “Symphony No. 8,” movement IV, as well as Bizet’s “Danse Bohemienne” from Carmen. The June 18 concert will feature Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld overture, Ravel’s “Pavane” and Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite. The June 25 concert will include selections from Elgar, Grieg, Anderson, Falla, Brahms, and more. Tickets are free but must be reserved online in advance.

2) The White Chip, June 11-28, Theatrical Outfit.
Sean Daniels, former Artistic Director and co-founder of Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, tells the story of challenges in his personal life, from being baptized as a young Mormon to nearly drinking himself to death as an adult.


1) Morrissey, June 13, Symphony Hall.
The legendary singer performs at Symphony Hall. Though some fans are still miffed that Morrissey had to cancel a couple of Atlanta appearances in the past (cut him some slack: he had cancer), this one is clearly happening.