2 Plays by Christopher Durang







through June 27, 2021

Onstage Atlanta is bringing two of Durang’s one-act opuses to indoor stage with a carefully monitored house. All appropriate Covid safeguards are in place, so if you have had your shots then fear not.

The Actor’s Nightmare is a show about an actor who finds himself shoved into roles he had no idea about. He comes off as one wh could screw up a one car funeral procession, and towards the end of his scenes he finally gets the idea and tries to carry off as The Bard might have wanted; except he winds up beheaded. The cast of players in this one and the second show is comprised of Maya Caldwell, Matt Hulsey, LeeAnna Lambert, Steven Medina, Kyra Pierce, Stuart Schleuse and Christa Sfameni all under the direction of DeWayne Morgan.

After intermission you meet up with Sister Mary Ignatius who Explains It All For You. This work won a Obie when it hit the boards 40 years ago. It may not be for some of the Bible Thumpers, nor for the kiddies; as the good Sister has some somewhat skewered views of life and Church in many ways. The one thing she is always adamant about is that she is always right and must be duly respected. Amen.

These shows play Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. More info and socially distant seating is available at OnStageAtlanta.com


Dolly Reinvented


If you snooze you lose. This is a one-night cabaret featuring five great performers who belt out so many of Dolly’s great hit numbers.

This is to take place on in the main stage at 8pm, this Friday, June 18th. Know that the Aurora sells all seats in socially distant pods, and all Covid precautions are diligently observed.

Seat is selling fast, so check them out at AuroraTheatre.com and enjoy!


Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway
Lyric Theater
through June 13, 2021

WOW! What an incredible amount of work by this local professional theatre company for only 4 nights. Sure hope they may find a way to extend the shows, as they are already SRO for each performance due to observing social distancing guidelines, which brings the house down to fewer than 150 happy patrons for each show.

The show is full tilt with a live band onstage, a cast of more than 24 players who sing and dance their ways into your hearts. They even bring to the stage a group of young dancers who thoroughly delight the crowd.

There is no story line, as this is done as a review featuring 22 memorable numbers from many of the great Broadway shows of more than 60 years. Directed by May Nye Bennett who actually takes to the stage in this one, the show is brilliantly choreographed by Tecia Chavez, Lauren Brooke Tatum and Kari Twyman. Spoiler: you will feel like singing along, but be mindful of your neighbors.

As of now there are fewer than a dozen seats left, but check in at their website for more info at AtlantaLyricTheatre.com

How great to see live folks on stage and under a roof. Maybe things are really getting better…..