To put it simply, Stage Door’s latest musical revue should fill every seat and enjoy an extended run. It’s that exhilaratingly perfect.
Milestones are nice. All of us hit them — 20th wedding anniversary, 50th birthday and so on. These dates give us the chance to look back, see how far we’ve come and give thanks for the journey.
So, Stage Door Players is featuring something called “Secrets of a Soccer Mom.” It’s got to be a light comedy, right? Nothing wrong with that. We could all use a laugh these days.
What is it about the Addams Family that makes it such an enduring slice of pop culture? It is that they're creepy and kooky? Or is it more about them being mysterious and spooky?
As I left the theatre, my face was sore. I simply couldn’t stop smiling throughout the performance of Xanadu, Jr. This production by Jerry’s Habima Theatre at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta is pure joy for performers and audience members alike.
“Long ago in a country far, far away” has become “here and now” on the boards as Dunwoody High presents Mary Rodgers’ and Marshall Barer’s musical classic “Once Upon a Mattress.” The show is the musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.”
By Gayle Suggs
Dunwoody’s own professional theatre, Stage Door Players, kicks off the 2019 leg of its Sapphire Season with a celebration of heritage in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award award winning “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”
It was playwright Noel Coward who gave us this yuletide sentiment: “Christmas is at our throats again.”
The St. Martin’s Drama Department won Best Over-All Production Design (costumes, set, lights, sound, props) at the Georgia Jr. One-Act Competition held in Savannah on Oct. 20. Eighth graders Emma Schwind (far-left) and Nicholas Lennon (center) were selected for the All-Star Festival Cast.
Marty is over the hill—or is he? He has retired from a life of teaching English to high school students, and he wants to know: what comes next? What’s on the other side of that frightening hill? What in the world is he supposed to do with himself, other than drive his loving wife crazy?
Just as every show is different from the show before, no two award presentations are exactly the same. But, this year, theater supporters and award winners noticed something was missing as they gathered on Aug. 19 for the Woodie Awards ceremony – the trophies themselves.
Stage Door Players, completing one of its most solid seasons in memory, offers the popular revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” a wonderful recitation of the songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller.
Rounding out its 44th Season, Dunwoody’s very own professional theatre Stage Door Players produces the Tony Award-nominated hit musical, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” The high-energy revue showcases the music and lyrics of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, under the directio…
Let’s get this out of the way: “Living on Love” might not be the best sounding title. Perhaps you might be expecting the average generic comedy—maybe a “Barefoot in the Park” wanna-be.
Continuing the 44th Season of Dunwoody’s very own professional theatre, Stage Door Players produces the regional premiere comedy, “Living on Love,” written by Joe Di Pietro and directed by SDP Artistic Director Robert Egizio.
Continuing the 44th season, Stage Door Players present a limited engagement run of Theatheos,’ “The Gospel of Mark,” performed by Drew Archer.
Once in a great while, you stumble across that rare thing in theater, a brilliant play with an even more brilliant production. Stage Door’s “Mass Appeal” simply sparkles. It makes you want to say a hearty “amen,” and wait for somebody to pass the collection plate.
Continuing its 44th season Stage Door Players produces the Tony-award winning comedy/drama, “Mass Appeal,” written by Bill C. Davis and Directed by James Donadio.
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious, and spooky,” and from March 1-11, they’ll be treading the boards in Dunwoody as Jerry’s Habima Theatre brings to life its 25th production, The Addams Family.
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Long time Dunwoody resident Judy Winters has turned a family event into a comic mix of misspellings, mispronunciations and misunderstandings in “Midsummer Nights’ Spell: A Play on Words” currently playing at Onion Man Theater in Chamblee.
Alfred Hitchcock filmed Frederick Knott’s play “Dial M for Murder” as part of the 1950’s 3D movie craze. Ironic, isn’t it? Theater is already the ultimate three-dimensional story presentation.
Stage Door Players opens its 44th season with the thrilling drama, “Dial M For Murder,” by Frederick Knott on Friday, Sept. 22, at the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Act3 Productions in Sandy Springs celebrated the beginning of the 2017-2018 season with the rowdy musical “The Robber Bridegroom.” This delightful show, part hoedown, part folk tale, is based on a Eudora Welty novella by the same title and set on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi in a time wh…
“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose” – and on Sunday evening, August 20 it was a time to celebrate Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players 2016-2017 season with the annual Woodie Awards presentation. And what a wonderful season it was, filled with so many fine performances th…
So, you want to stage one of the big ones—a musical from the pantheon, a Broadway classic. The good news is, you’ll have no trouble selling tickets. The bad news is, you'd better get it exactly right. You're about to be measured against the likes of Ethel Merman. Or a film version with a hug…
Ah, the elegant early ‘60s: the long-ago age of the “bachelor pad.” Unlike the frumpy “man caves” of today, the bachelor pad was the spot where Rock Hudson might wear down Doris Day. Hip interiors, a hi-fi set loaded with Johnny Mathis, and a portable bar made the scene.
Stage Door Theater has announced its 44th Season as Dunwoody’s own professional theater. According to Executive Director Robert Egizio, the season includes new takes on favorite American classics.
It’s the season of high school musicals. And North Springs Charter High School’s talented students recently delivered a wonderful performance of the musical comedy, “Sister Act,” by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, based on the 1992 film.
Charles Addams was a cartoonist for the New Yorker. He had a special love for the macabre, and a few of his cartoons about an odd family were everyone’s favorites.
It seems all of us in the human family share one big question: What's next?
Continuing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody’s very own professional theatre, Stage Door Players produces the comedy/drama, The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchall. Dina Shadwell directs. The show opens on Friday, March 17, and runs through Sunday, April 9. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays …
Who doesn’t love a good Agatha Christie whodunnit? Make no mistake, “And Then There Were None” is one of the most gripping. Over the years, it’s been a mainstay of TV, cinema, stage, and paperback reprints. And Act3 Productions’ recent offering of this Christie classic does not disappoint.
Take one talented high school cast and crew, mix in classic Shakespeare, some Cole Porter tunes, and a bit of farce, and you have a delightful evening of entertainment with “Kiss Me, Kate” at The Wesleyan School last weekend.
Georgia’s only theatrical company featuring actors with special needs, directed and produced by professionals, will present its 24th production, “The Wizard of Oz” March 9 - 19. All Habima productions are held at the MJCCA’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road.
Every now and then we all need a little Agatha Christie. Ms. Christie was the master of the modern who-dunnit, particularly in the British parlor with a cast of suspects, each with his or her own motive.
Stage Door players goes back to the boards Friday with the comedic Murder Mystery,”Death by Design” by Rob Urbanati. Suehyla El-Attar directs.
The Department of Drama at North Springs Charter High School just completed a run of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, “A Raisin in the Sun,” leaving theater-goers transported to Chicago’s south side in the early 1950s by a strong cast of seniors and one freshman.
It's "the most wonderful time of the year." At least on paper. We all know that Christmas brings more stress than a chortling chubby guy stuck in your chimney.
Judge: “Please spell ENTERTAINMENT.”
How do modern Americans talk? What are their hang-ups? Dreams? Someday, when people wonder about those things, they’ll be wise to go to the works of Neil Simon, the grand poet of the comic one-liner.
Recently named one of Atlanta’s Top 5 Theater Companies by CBS Local for the 2015-2016 Season, Stage Door Players has announced its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming.
Performers, directors, production designers, and season ticket holders gathered Sunday at the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center to celebrate the 2015-2016 season at Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players with the annual Woodie Awards. And what a wonderful season it was, filled with so many fine perfo…
Cole Porter and Shakespeare. Two peas in a pod, right?
Are you in the mood for some cutting edge theatre presented by the best young talent in the metro Atlanta area? Then you don’t want to miss the Teen Summer Stock production of “Urinetown: the Musical,” opening on Thursday, July 14 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
“The Thirty-Nine Steps” (1939) is perhaps the first Alfred Hitchcock film masterpiece. Based on John Buchan’s popular early spy novel, it set the blueprint, for example, for the James Bond flick–the romantic espionage caper that touches on political tensions.
Continuing the 42nd Season of Dunwoody’s professional theatre, Stage Door Players brings you the madcap comedy “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by George Contini, featuring Jacob York. The show opens on Friday, May 20 and runs through Sunday, June 12. Performances a…
Theater-goers should “Ease on Down the Road” to North Springs Charter High School to enjoy a wonderful, energetic performance of the Tony award-winning musical “The Wiz.”
North Springs Charter High School’s notable drama magnet is preparing to open one of its most ambitious spring musicals in decades – seven time Tony award winner, The Wiz. This fun, energetic soul-filled musical is an urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel, The Wonde…
Wait, haven’t we seen this one? The staid Catholic school, the lost boy, and the lively young nun-to-be who rocks everyone’s world, reaches the boy, and upsets Mother Whoever.