The Giels of Capitol City prepare for Mozart’s ‘Abduction’

1427222390-conant_centerMozart fans are in luck. Not only is the Atlanta Opera preparing for a major production of the popular warhorse The Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre, April 4-12, but across town, the much smaller Capitol City Opera is preparing its own production of the lesser-known Mozart gem The Abduction from the Seraglio, March 27-29, at the Conant Performing Arts Center.

I interviewed the couple at the helm of the Capitol City production, Michael and Catherine Giel. Check it out in Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing. And watch for my upcoming review of Marriage in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 7.

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Tanz Farm at the Rhodes

largeEven Atlantans who remember the old Rhodes Theatre might be surprised to learn that it’s actually still there.

Check out my AJC profile of Erik Thurmond who is one of the dancer-choreographers helping bring performance back to the old theater as part of Lauri Stallings’ Tanz Farm series of performances.

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Review of “Ballet 422″

ballet_422_2014_movie-t2Ballet 422 is a new documentary tracing the creative process of the young ballet dancer and choreographer Justin Peck, who gets tasked with making the New York City Ballet’s 422nd ballet.

Check out my review on BurnAway.

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Catching up with some recent articles

303316_10150648089206436_639087644_nI’ve been busy! I saw Silent Sky at Theatrical Outfit, which I highly recommend. I wasn’t as crazy about Detroit ’67 at True Colors. I also previewed Jonah Bokaer at the Ferst Center, which I hope everyone saw. Fantastic performance! I also wrote a short preview of the Atlanta Ballet’s upcoming world premiere ballet based on Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real. Onward!

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“Rigoletto” review in the AJC

18My review of the Atlanta Opera‘s new production of Rigoletto appears in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Check it out online or pick up the print version of the paper at a newsstand near you.

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March’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 

5. Capitol City Opera performs Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, March 27-29, Conant Performing Arts Center.
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Some recent reviews

522600_541422445878102_1952514187_nRecently I’ve been to see Bad Jews at Actor’s Express, Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance and the Atlanta Ballet’s Romeo et Juliette at the Cobb Energy Centre. Of those I can only recommend Romeo et Juliette. Check out the linked reviews to find out more.

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February’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 

5. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, February 5-7, Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
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My picks for the top events at Spoleto 2015

2015ParadiseInterrupted_web1Tickets for Spoleto 2015  go on sale today, and I’ve lined up my own Top Ten picks for the best bets at this year’s fest:

1. Shakespeare’s Globe Romeo and Juliet

2. Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona

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Spoleto announces lineup for 2015

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Memphis street dancer Lil Buck is among the acts slated for Spoleto 2015. (Kyle Cordova)

The lineup for Spoleto 2015 was announced recently, and tickets go on sale January 20. I wrote a preview story for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about some of the most newsworthy shows in store for this summer’s fest. Before tickets go on sale, I’ll also publish my own Top Ten Picks for Spoleto 2015 especially for readers of this blog.

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