Finding great theatre across the country is one of our favorite traditions!
We are pleased to once again be a part of Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014! Convergence has taken us to some fabulous places (like Houston and New Orleans), and this year it's taking place in the capital of the Peach State itself- Atlanta,GA! We'll be helping some speakers deliver their most impactful presentations yet, as well as hosting a new event for Convergence- Speed Networking. We're really looking forward to it.
Undoubtedly, everyone's calendars will be filled with truly dynamic Microsoft events (sorry, we couldn't help it...), but there is some great theatre happening in Atlanta during Convergence time. Looking for a way to build relationships with your team? Flying in a night early, or departing a day late? Just hoping to catch a great performance? (Outside of Convergence, that is!) Check out what's happening at these Atlanta theatres:
1. The Tall Girls at Alliance Theatre: The Alliance Theatre is the recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre TONY award- certainly, no small feat. With a strong record of fostering new work, the Alliance has been creating powerful theatre since 1968. The Tall Girls, opening March 7th, focuses on a group of young female basketball players wrapped up in some small town intrigue during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
2. Once, the Musical National Tour at the Fox Theatre: Speaking of TONY awards, Once was the recipient of 8 of them- 8!- in 2012. Based on the movie of the same name, the musical follows the story of two musicians in Dublin, and the intense connection forged through their music. (Isn't that always the way?) Definitely one to pencil in on a free night.
3. Romeo and Juliet/ Much Ado About Nothing at The New American Shakespeare Tavern: Two of Shakespeare's most beloved works running in repertory. (The actors perform different shows on different nights!) Enjoy classic British pub faire and Shakespeare as the Bard intended it- the Tavern is an Original Practices playhouse, which means that they perform the classics as would have been done in the time of their writing.
4. F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby at Georgia Ensemble Theatre: Did you devour the novel and swoon over the film versions? (All of them...) Then it might be time to see Jay Gatsby on stage. GET brings the classic story to life in Simon Levy's adaptation, promising to deliver the jazz age to all.
5. The Red Badge of Courage at 7 Stages Theatre: Another adaptation of a literary heavy-hitter, The Red Badge of Courage is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Crane. 7 Stages Theatre's focus on "bringing local, national, and international emerging artwork of social, political, and spiritual importance to Atlanta audiences" means that you're sure to see a challenging, thought-provoking work.