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Kids Dance 411 “My First Steps” Early Childhood Development Program

September 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

"My First Steps" 10-WEEK SERIES Kids Dance 411 presents "My First Steps" Early Childhood Development Program  Learning Through Dance, Creative Movement, & Educational Play Our highly-trained instructors shower children with affection as they guide your tiny tots in early social & motor skills through interactive songs, fun dance, tumbling techniques, building blocks, story books, & more! Designed to fully engage kids attending frequently or even occasionally, this drop-in program is flexible enough for any parent and their unpredictable schedule. Class…

Roswell Performing Arts Winter Registration Now Open

October 30, 2017 - February 24, 2018

Roswell Performing Arts, located within Roswell Recreation Parks, is now registering for Winter quarter which begins Nov 13, 2017 and runs through Feb 16, 2018.  Register online at or in person at the registration office located in Roswell City Hall, Ste 100. *Ages Walking-Adult *Classes offered:  Moms & Tots, Creative Movement,Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Acting,  Private Voice Lessons, Private Piano Lessons, Private Dance Lessons, Private Acting Lessons, Private Audition Prep. *No registration fee other than quarterly…

Native Guard

January 13 @ 7:30 pm - February 4 @ 9:30 pm
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NATIVE GUARD, the Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, will be staged this season at the Atlanta History Center, just steps away from its extraordinary Civil War collection. First adapted for the stage by the Alliance in 2014 to sold-out audiences, NATIVE GUARD juxtaposes the deeply personal experiences of Trethewey, a child of a then illegal marriage between her African-American mother and Caucasian father living in 1960s Mississippi, with the experience of a…

Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

February 3 @ 8:00 pm

America can’t get enough of the singular Afro-Cuban sound, especially when it’s from the legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars, the best-known Cuban orchestra today.  Drawing on both classic Cuban styles like son and danzón, and contemporary dance rhythms like timba, the multi-generational Afro-Cuban All Stars showcase the best musicians that Cuba has to offer (many of them members of Buena Vista Social Club). Come see for yourself why audiences can’t stop raving about —or dancing to—the Afro-Cuban All Stars… and be…

Roswell Dance Starz presents Evolution: A Dancer’s Journey

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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“Evolution: A Dancer’s Journey” Roswell Dance Starz, the resident Performing Dance Company for Roswell Performing Arts will present “Evolution: A Dancer’s Journey” on Saturday, February 10th 2018 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. This performance depicts the journey young dancers take over years of training and performance and pays tribute to the journey different genres of dance have taken throughout history. The performance will be held at Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St. Roswell, Ga 30075. Tickets are $12 online,…

Johnny Mercer Tribute Featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed

February 11 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3 PM It’s been said that it’s almost impossible to get through the day without hearing one Johnny Mercer song—and why would you want to?  Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to over 1,700 songs, including four Academy Award-winners.  From the light-hearted “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” and “Jeepers Creepers” to the cinematic “Hooray for Hollywood” and the timeless “Moon River,” Mercer wrote words and music for an American century.  Hard-bop trumpeter and…

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

February 17 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8 PM Internationally renowned dance company, Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, debuts their critically acclaimed work "What the Day Owes to the Night" (Ce que le jour doit à la nuit) at the Rialto.   Recognized as one of Europe's most distinctive choreographers, Hervé KOUBI believed he was of French heritage until he was 25, when his father suddenly revealed his Algerian roots. “What the Day Owes to the Night” is the result of his ensuing journey to his…

Eva Yerbabuena Company AY!

February 24 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 PM Famed for her speed, power, dramatic footwork and her expression of traditional flamenco forms through her own inimitable style, Eva Yerbabuena has been one of Spain’s leading dancers for over a decade.  Her compact, formidable form contains “…enough explosive energy to fuel a rocket ship, and once her feet start hammering the floor one fears for the stage.” Winner of Spain's National Dance Prize (Premio Nacional de Danza) in 2001, Yerbabuena is considered one…


March 1 @ 7:30 pm - March 25 @ 9:30 pm
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It is 1939, and Nazi Germany has introduced harsh race laws targeting Jews while taking over large swaths of Central Europe. Fearing the worst, an American Jewish couple makes an extraordinary decision – to arrange for 50 European children to be given up by their parents and taken to safety in the United States. Each child must have an American family to house them when they arrive, but willing fosters are hard to find. As a last desperate measure, the…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

March 3 @ 8:00 pm

For many years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has thrilled audiences world-wide with their joyous and uplifting music, fusing the seemingly disparate yet spiritually resonant traditions of Zulu music and Christian gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration or alongside Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s beautiful, a cappella harmonies recall the days when men left small towns to go off to work in the country’s gold and diamond mines carrying with them hope, memory and song.  Share…

Two One-Act Plays by Pearl Cleage: Hospice and Pointing at the Moon (world premiere)

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - April 15 @ 9:30 pm
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In two timely one-act plays by Alliance Theatre Mellon Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage, we meet and follow Jenny Anderson as she deals with unresolved questions from her past and works to ensure freedom for the future. In Hospice, Jenny is confronted by the approaching death of her estranged mother when the two unknowingly return to occupy the same family home. Pointing at the Moon, a continuation of the original story, picks up 30 years later immediately following the 2016…

The Capitol Steps

March 24 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8PM Back by popular demand, perennial Rialto favorites, The Capitol Steps, need no introduction.  These equal opportunity offenders always deliver an evening of “unpresidented” musical political satire ripped right from the headlines, and for more than 35 years even politicians have been laughing at their jokes.  Although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent…

A Little Night Music

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
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Friday, April 13, 2018, 8PM Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8PM Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3PM

Friday, April 13, 2018, 8PM Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8PM Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3PM MAYHEM?  SEXUAL INTRIGUE… Not that GSU Opera Theater’s 2017-2018 season should be based on themes of sexual intrigue, loss of innocence, and downright dysfunctionality, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC delves into the rampant relationships of the questionably elite society of 1900 Sweden that has already broken the mold but still has some “breaking” to do. Indeed, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is set in 1900, and has a milestone…

René Marie

April 20 @ 8:00 pm

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8PM Many jazz artists think of their world in terms of blue – the space on the musical palette where melancholy and cool often converge. But for Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer, theatrical performer, and teacher, René Marie, reaches well beyond the traditional parameters of jazz, conjuring a much different hue.  Her music is rooted in jazz traditions with various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country incorporated to create an original, captivating hybrid style.  René…

Larry Harlow & The Latin Legends Band

April 28 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8PM Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends Band will fire up the Rialto stage for our closing night celebration.   With a career spanning more than 50 years, acclaimed pianist, songwriter, bandleader and record producer Larry Harlow completely revolutionized what is known today as Salsa, developing the explosive trumpet / trombone sound that has come to characterize the music. Relive the excitement of dance night at New York’s Palladium Ballroom with Salsa music titan Larry Harlow &…


May 9 @ 8:00 pm - May 20 @ 10:00 pm
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Based on the novella Candide by Voltaire The Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will co-produce a concert staging of the Tony Award®-winning musical Candide in Symphony Hall. In this popular adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel, the naïve Candide is separated from his beloved and journeys around the world to find her while fiercely retaining his mentor's belief that "this is the best of all possible worlds" in the face of ever-increasing catastrophes. Candide will feature a cast of actors,…

Roswell Family Series presents: Lollipops for Breakfast

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 12, 2018 at 1:30pm

The Gottabees Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lollipops for Breakfast is a marvelous concoction of friendship, invention, & adventure featuring live musical accompaniment. Come along with Sylvie as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook while on a quest to make the most amazingly perfect lollipop. For tickets and more information call…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - October 21 @ 9:30 pm
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In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications – confusion, jealousy, and passion. Further hindering the couples on their way to happily ever after are a lively band of characters and challenging events, including a band of actors, wood sprites and elves, a botched love…

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