Atlanta Ballet

Pinocchio

Oct 24 & 25

Conceived and Choreographed by Bruce Wells — Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Gepetto, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. This one-hour family ballet is based on the original stories by Carlos Collodi and features students from Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education. It’s a perfect adventure for the whole family.

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker

Dec 16, 17, 22, 26, & 27

Choreographed by John McFall, Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Fairies. Princes. Dancing snowflakes. The magic of the holiday season is alive again at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Share the tradition and feel the warmth that has been enchanting audiences in Atlanta for 50 years. Subscribers may add additional Nutcracker tickets at a special price before they go on sale to the public.

Cinderella

Feb 6, 7 & 13

Choreographed by John McFall — It's the classic fairy tale you grew up with - the kind and generous Fairy Godmother, the wicked Stepmother, and of course, the ugly and jealous Stepsisters. It's the fabulous, full-evening, family-favorite performance of Cinderella - replete with the pumpkin coach, team of mice-horses, footmen, glass slipper, and glorious dance. Sure to be a hit with children of all ages, come experience the magic of this sweeping, time-honored classic.

Alliance Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Nov 27-29, Dec 3-6, 10-13, 17-24

Scrooge is back in the Alliance’s annual holiday gift to Atlanta – now celebrating its 20th year. Celebrate the power of the holidays to awaken the soul in our Broadway-scale musical feast for the whole family, renewing your spirit while it dazzles your eyes and warms your heart.

Mulan

Feb 28, Mar 6, 7, 13, & 14

One girl is about to discover the hero inside of her – and in doing so, save an empire!
Embrace the adventure and magic of this exotic musical based on the animated Disney movie. The destiny of her people is in the hands of a girl who throws tradition aside to save her family and her emperor – and an upstart dragon that will show her the way.
…because heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Lookingglass Alice

Apr 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, May 1 & 2

Defy logic – and gravity – in a topsy-turvy, timeless tale of a little girl who journeys through the looking glass to become a queen. Marvel as Alice floats, falls, and flies overhead in a radically reconfigured Alliance Stage. It’s a dizzyingly playful feat of ingenious wonder, peppered with playful acrobatics certain to awaken the kid in all of us. Once you pass through this looking glass, you may never want to come back out!

“...endlessly inventive...” – Variety
“...eye-catching entertainment...” – The New York Times

Center for Puppetry Arts

Dinosaurs

Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, & 15

Written by Jon Ludwig, Artistic Director, Directed by Jon Ludwig and Michael Haverty — Francine the songbird and her Great Grand-Auntie Archaeopteryx take an earth-shattering trip back in time to explore the mysterious lives of dinosaurs. This is a musical journey through the Mesozoic Era complete with erupting volcanoes, snappy tunes and a bevy of prehistoric behemoths like a 10-foot-tall T-Rex and many more!

The Last Dragon on Earth

Dec 5

By Crabgrass Puppet Theater, Halifax, VT — Based on a story by Edith Nesbit, The Last Dragon on Earth is a modern fairy tale about dragons, princesses and princes, and automobiles, and jazz music…and what happens when they all come together in the 20th century. For as long as anyone can remember, princes have killed dragons and rescued princesses. It's the way things have always been done. But what happens if the princess doesn't need rescuing, and the dragon to be killed is the very last one on Earth?

Rainforest Adventures

Jan 16, 17, 23, & 24

Written and directed by Jon Ludwig, Artistic Director — Experience a day in the life of more than 30 exotic plants and animals in the amazing Amazonian rainforest. An anaconda slithers through the shrubs, bats beat their wings in a glorious evening ballet, and howler monkeys swing to the beat of Brazilian drums against the backdrop of a lush paradise.

Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show

Apr 3 & 10

Adapted by Jon Ludwig, directed by Clint Thornton — You’re invited to a historical hoedown honoring American heroes that spin tales taller than a ten-gallon hat! Enjoy twangy tunes as you hear all about how Paul Bunyan and his devoted friend, Babe the Blue Ox, invent logging; how Hekeke saves her tribe from a people-eating ogre; how John Henry becomes a steel-driving man; and how Pecos Bill becomes King of the Cowboys

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Halloween Magical Musical Toybox

Oct 25

The ASO’s annual fright-fest is a howl for the kids and always plays to a packed house. This season will be no different, with mischievous music, the annual kids’ vote for spookiest costumed musician, and haunting dance. Oh, the horror!

Second Chance Christmas

Dec 6 & 13

Stranded in a small town that has forgotten Christmas, the ASYO saves the day in the (Saint) Nick of time. Your kids will light up as they watch this heartwarming new Christmas classic, told in Dr. Seuss-like rhyme and commissioned by the ASYO.

Classical Clown

Feb 7

It’s a symphonic showdown as the Classical Clown battles the maestro for control of the orchestra! Set to Beethoven, Grieg, Britten and Stravinsky, by the time this Comedy Concerto is over the clown has conducted, the conductor has become a clown, and even the audience is involved in a slapstick tour de farce.

Green Eggs & Ham

Mar 14

Robert Kapilow (composer of The Polar Express) brings his creativity to one of the best-selling books of all time. Dr. Seuss’s story of Sam-I-Am’s love for green eggs and ham and his attempts to convince a neighbor to try some is an everlasting treat for children — and a can’t-miss event for yours.

Peter & the Wolf

May 9

Drama sweeps the hall in a new, spellbinding interpretation of Prokofiev’s beloved musical tale, which will have kids on the edge of their seats. Three musician-actors and a conductor’s assistant must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike.