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Weekend best bets: July 29-31

The cast of "West Side Story" rumbles in Center Theatre's Teen Summer Stock production of the classic musical.

The cast of "West Side Story" rumbles in Center Theatre's Teen Summer Stock production of the classic musical.

FRIDAY
Stage: ART Station’s “Married Alive” is a musical look at two married couples, one newly wed and one “oldly” wed. It continues at the Stone Mountain theater through Aug. 7.

Stage: “Stripped” features former Green Bay Packer Dorsey Levens, Lisa Wu Hartwell of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Ryan Stewart of 790 The Zone and actor Karon Joseph Riley. It’s at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech through July 31. Check out Rodney Ho’s interview with Ryan Stewart.

Stage: “Hairspray” is the latest Broadway In The Park production from Suwanee Performing Arts. This fifth anniversary show is happening at 7 p.m. July 29 and 30 in Suwanee Town Center Park.

Stage: “The Ugly Duckling” gets an update and a lakeside setting — which incorporates the water — in this Serenbe Playhouse production. Through Aug. 28 in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills.

Stage: “VIP Room” is a semi-autobiographical play about one man’s struggle between domestic bliss and a love of strip clubs. It continues through Aug. 6 at Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta.

Stage: Clandestine affairs, out-of-control egos, drunken frivolity… and that’s just what’s happening backstage in the showbiz farce “Noises Off.” The latest production from Georgia Shakespeare Company continues through Aug. 14 at Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University.

Stage: “Three Sistahs” is a blues and pop musical set in 1969 about three sisters – an idealistic activist, a suburban housewife and a diligent professor – as they gather for the third year in a row for a funeral. The shows opens July 15 and continues through Aug. 28 at the Horizon Theatre Company’s Little Five Points home. Check out our review.

Stage: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is an irreverent high-speed romp through all 37 of the Bard’s plays (and 154 sonnets) in two hours. It’s being presented by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company through July 31 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: In “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” antagonism between a gay man and the widow of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to understanding as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha in this quirky two-person comedy. This production from Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players continues through July 31.

SATURDAY
Music, competition: Feel the beat and see thousands of marching feet as the Drum Corps International Southeastern Championship comes to the Georgia Dome at 2:30 p.m. July 30.

Music, performance: Aerial feats are set to music in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s “Cirque de la Symphonie.” The show starts at 8 p.m. July 30 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

Kids, family: Things that creep and crawl get the spotlight at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Reptile Day. The fun starts at 10 a.m. July 30.

SUNDAY
Stage: “West Side Story,” a Teen Summer Stock Production from Center Theatre, offers performances at 2 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7 and 8 p.m. Aug. 3-4 at the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre  at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody. Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the production.

For more music happenings, check out our Live Music Picks on the Atlanta Music Scene blog. This is just a selective list of events happening around town, so if there’s something going on this weekend that you’re excited about and you don’t see it here, please feel free to share the info in the comments.
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July 28th, 2011
8:33 pm

Down in Newnan, an AMAZINGLY talented group of high school and college students are performing Shakespear’s Love’s Labour’s Lost outside. This is the same group that only two weeks ago performed a sold out run of Urinetown The Musical! Anyone who loves theatre should come check it out! http://www.newnantheatre.org has all the information.