Atlanta, the most populous city in the US state of Georgia, and its capital is a cultural hot-spot of the world. Although once having a dominantly "Southern" culture, Atlanta is now home to a very diverse population due to a large number of immigrants from all over the world. All this has resulted in an increasing multi-cultural metropolitan area of Atlanta. Of course, the Southern culture and its influences are still visible in Atlanta's arts and culture, it is mostly reduced to a backdrop of Atlanta's theatre scene.
Being one of the few cities in the world with permanent, professional and resident companies, Atlanta is home to all major performing art forms like the opera, ballet, orchestral music and theatre. It is a major hub for the theatre lovers. The city frequently hosts award winning Broadway musicals, shows and performances. There are many performing arts schools in Atlanta like the North Spring Charter School of Arts and Sciences, Atlanta School of Musical Arts, Emory University, Woodward Academy and many others.
Atlanta's theatre scene has a lot going for itself. From local productions to Broadway shows, Atlanta has a lot to offer. The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta's leading theatre. Working with local, national and international communities, it has attained its place as one of the best regional theatres in America. It has consistently set the highest standards by producing more than 50 World Premieres. It truly engages with the local community and educates children about the art. They also run acting and theatre classes within the community. The Alliance Theatre, under the artistic direction of Susan V Booth, produced the famous Broadway-bound The Color Purple.
The Fox Theatre often called the "Fabulous Fox", is a 4665 seat auditorium that regularly hosts Broadway shows like the Nutcracker's Tale and many more. For the 2019 New Year celebrations, Fox Theatre is hosting an event called Widespread Panic, tickets for which are available. Apart from this, Downtown Atlanta has Agatha's: A Taste of Mystery. It plays all comedy murder mystery shows with audience participation. There is no specific stage area, and the whole story plays out all around you. One can see the actors and enjoy the play over a full five-course meal. It is truly a unique live-theatre experience. The Atlanta Magic theatre is another advisable visit for anyone wanting to witness the magic of theatre. Enjoy clean comedy and breathtaking magic from Peter Morrison, who is currently performing here. There is also the Center of Puppetry Arts, for those who want to be regaled by tales told through puppets. The puppet show is suitable for all ages. The elements of humour will be appreciated by the children as well as the adults. The 7 Stages theatre is also a great option. It is a non-profit organisation that showcases the social, political and spiritual values of contemporary culture by engaging artists and the audience. Apart from all these places, many theatres across Atlanta keep trying new things and entertain audiences.
For the actor within you, Atlanta has a lot to offer. For those wanting to learn the art, or familiarise themselves with the stage and its technicalities and the business itself, there are many great schools across Atlanta. For those simply looking to get a good show and a meal, there are some great live show theatres like Agatha's, Atlanta Magic theatre and others. And for those who want to enjoy Broadway's quality and excellence, there is the Atlanta theatre and Fox theatre.