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Danny Johnson takes on the role of Martin Luther King Jr. and Demetria McKinney plays Camae, a maid, in Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop, " a dramatic take on King's last night. The show makes its Atlanta debut this week.

FRIDAY

Stage: “The Country Girl” is Clifford Odets’ drama about a fallen Broadway star, his beleaguered wife, and the brash young director whose reputation depends on them. It’s the latest production from Underground Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and continues through  Nov. 17.

Stage: Polk Street Players present the British farce “Winter Glory” at St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta. It continues through Nov. 17 at St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta.

Stage: The Mountaintop, the play about Martin Luther King Jr.’s last days, makes its Atlanta debut, with True Colors’ Kenny Leon directing.

Holiday: The Pink Pig, one of Atlanta’s most beloved holiday traditions, is back. Ride Priscilla the Pink Pig on train tracks through a life-sized storybook featuring Priscilla and her friends. Daily through Jan. 1 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) at Macy’s Lenox Square.

Stage: The beloved Rankin-Bass cartoon  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” comes to life in a puppet-tastic version from Jon Ludwig. The show opens Nov. 8 and continues through Jan. 6 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stage: Cirque du Soleil’s Totem sets up the big tent in Atlanta, with shows continuing through Dec. 30  near Atlantic Station at 20th and Market streets. Read our review of the show.

Stage: “The Summer of Daisy Fay,” Marietta Theatre’s first production, is based on Fannie Flagg’s semi-autobiographical first novel, “Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man.” The show continues through Nov. 25 at the company’s home at 11 Whitlock Ave., the former home of Theatre in the Square.

Stage: Travel back to the ’50s with the musical “A Taffeta Christmas,” the latest production from the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. It runs through Nov. 18 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Stage: Theatrical Outfit presents the world premiere of “Two Drink Minimum,” which explores the changing dynamics of a relationship between mother and son. It runs through Nov. 18 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Check out our look at playwright William Balzer and our interview with actress Susan Larkin.

Music, stage: The Atlanta Opera presents Bizet’s fiery and passionate “Carmen” at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Nov. 13, 16 and 18.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents “Titus Andronicus,” the bard’s bloodiest tragedy. It runs through Nov. 25 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: “The Divine Sister” is Charles Busch’s twisted tale tells the story of a Mother Superior trying to cope with a young postulant experiencing “visions,” a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from Berlin and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. The Process Theatre production at OnStage Atlanta continues through Nov. 17.

Stage: “Legally Blonde the Musical.” is the latest production from Act3 Playhouse. It opens Nov. 2 and continues through Nov. 17.

Music: Soprano Jessica Rivera joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a program that includes works by Sibelius and Grieg, along with Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” Nov. 16 and 18.

Music: Kurt Thomas Band and Jay Drummonds perform at Red Clay Theatre as part of Eddie Owens presents.

Music: Award-winning singer/songwriter Jen Thomas performs with Antigone Rising at Eddie’s Attic.

Music: Come join the festivities at the palace of Prince Orlovsky, where mistaken identities and party hijinks combine with some of the most tuneful melodies ever written at Opera Gala: Act Two of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” at Morgan Hall.

SATURDAY

Holiday: Enjoy a Presidential look at the holiday season at A White House Christmas at Bulloch Hall. It opens Nov. 17 and runs through Dec. 30.

Music: Superstar singer Madonna brings her circus to Philips Arena Nov. 17.

Holiday, Festival: Fill your stockings with arts and crafts from artisans at Indie Craft Experience’s Holiday Shopping Spectacular Nov. 17 – 18.

Music: Yelawolf brings his brand of Southern rap to Wild Bill’s.

Holiday: Kick off the holiday season at Atlantic Station’s tree lighting celebration.

SUNDAY

Food: Burnaway presents a Sunday supper at Oakland Cemetery focused on End of Days, featuring food from The Lawrence.

MONDAY

MUSIC: Featuring the original members, 80s group Asia will play its 1982 debut album in its entirety at Variety Playhouse.

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HITFLIK (c)

November 12th, 2012
9:20 pm

HitFlik would like to wish “The Mountaintop” the best of luck and success in their Atlanta debut !!!

This Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company production was directed by Jasmine Guy.

The play is a re-imaging of events the night before the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee .

The show features Danny Johnson as Dr. King and Demetria McKinney as Camea in this spectacular production of Katori Hall work.

The show was on Broadway in New York and played to rave reviews.

The play will run November 13 thru December 16 at the Southwest Arts Center off Cascade Road in Atlanta, Georgia.

HitFlik@Yahoo.com

Mister Pants

November 15th, 2012
3:41 pm

I will be buying elastic waist pants.

Mrs. Pants

November 18th, 2012
8:24 am

I will be wearing pants that are too small