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.

Season Subscriptions are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726). New subscriptions or renewals purchased before June 30 receive last year’s rates before a price increase on July 1.

DIAL M FOR MURDER (Thriller)—Sept. 22 through Oct. 15

By Frederick Knott

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. After arranging the “perfect murder,” he blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her, and designs a brilliant alibi for himself. After a terrifying twist of fate, a suspenseful Hitchcockian game of cat and mouse convenes until an inspector from Scotland Yard and the young man in love with the wife discover the truth.

CHRISTMAS AT SWEET APPLE (Holiday Play)—Dec. 1 through Dec. 17

By Phillip DePoy

Written by award-winning Atlanta playwright, Phillip DePoy, and based on the writings of celebrated AJC columnist Celestine Sibley, Christmas At Sweet Apple is a feel-good hometown celebration of the season told through story and song. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday craziness, and come sit by the fire for a spell.

PICNIC (Drama)— Jan. 26 through Feb. 18, 2018

By William Inge

Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and made into a film starring Kim Novak and William Holden, the play takes place on a Kansas Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows, Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, and Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Along comes a mysterious young man whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Choices, temptations, and sacrifices lead to the prevailing message of “Picnic” that youth is a precious gift that must be savored instead of squandered.

MASS APPEAL (Comedy /Drama)—March 23 through April 15, 2018

By Bill C. Davis

Father Tim Farley is highly popular with his parishioners due to his charm, wit, easy-going manner, and entertaining, if unchallenging sermons. Seminary student, Mark Dolson is a young, passionate firebrand eager to change the church. When Mark is placed under the wing of the elder priest, conversations take place and complications arise until they both realize that each has something to teach the other about how to perform his priestly duties.

LIVING ON LOVE (Comedy/Regional Premiere)—May 18 through June 10, 2018

By Joe DiPietro

When a demanding diva discovers that her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a handsome young scribe of her own. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this delightful and hilarious romantic comedy.

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ – The Songs of Lieber and Stoller (Musical Revue)—July 13 through Aug. 5, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller

Join the biggest rock and roll party of the year as some of the most popular hits from the 50’s and 60’s come alive in this long running, Tony Award nominated Broadway smash musical. Elvis Presley, The Drifters, Peggy Lee and the Coasters all scored their biggest hits with songs by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, who gave us Hound Dog, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and countless others.

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