The Shining

  • 09/14/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/15/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/16/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/17/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/21/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/22/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/23/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/24/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/28/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/29/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 09/30/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/01/2023 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $25+
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CRITIC’S PICK:The Atlanta Opera and Alliance Theatre are hooking up to stage the East Coast premiere of The Shining, a new production of the opera based on Stephen King’s 1977 bestselling novel — and his best-known work — as the season opener for both entities. Composed by Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell and directed by Brian Staufenbiel, the story concerns a family that falls under the evil influence of the sinister Overlook Hotel and its many ghosts. Twin Cities calls it “the scariest opera you may ever experience.” With 11 performances and two casts sharing the main roles, the show features Craig Irvin and Thomas Glass in the role of Jack Torrance; Kelly Kaduce and Kearstin Piper Brown as Wendy Torrance; and Kevin Deas and Aubrey Allicock playing Dick Hallorann. “Beyond the pop culture notoriety and the supernatural elements, The Shining, in the original novel and in our upcoming opera, reveals an all-too-common aspect of the human condition,” says Tomer Zvulun, Atlanta Opera’s artistic director. “A timeless dilemma, many people, all around us, face the demons of loneliness, frustration, and substance abuse. Stephen King thrills us with his masterful storytelling and we are excited to offer you this work by a brilliant creative team led by director Brian Staufenbiel.” — Kevin C. Madigan

From the venue:

Alliance Theatre and The Atlanta Opera present Stephen King’s iconic, supernatural tale of possession and murder. Jack Torrance, a father with a troubled past, finds new employment as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. But as the family settles into their new accommodations, demonic spirits from the hotel’s past begin to take hold of Jack as he becomes a vessel for their murderous intents. Composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell masterfully adapt this riveting story as an opera that will keep you on the edge of your seats from start to finish.
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