GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Elixer... I'll Need Some By Night's End (Prelude to Event #9)

Ok... I'm gonna' need some help here. Three things at the same time. I'll pick one and I'll recruit some folks to cover the others. A lot of really great shows are closing this weekend and I recommend that you pick one and go for it. I just learned that Grey Gardens, for which Actor's Express has garnered much acclaim, is now sold out. Same with HAIR, but I think a few modifications have been made to expand their space so that you can still get in to join the Tribe. I say, to all of those who have never done so before, "Get thee to an Opera." That's where I'm going to be.

Joanna and Su, my colleagues at brooks & company dance, will go to over to 7 Stages tomorrow night for the closing weekend of HAIR and will blog about everything they see. This production kicks off 7 Stages' 30th Anniversary and here is the remaining performance schedule: Thurs. Oct 8 @8pm, Fri. Oct 9 @8pm, Sat. Oct 10 @7pm and Sat. Oct 10 @10:30pm <-- expect something communal, festive & fun.

If Freddie or Scott can squeeze in just one more person, my friend Jude will cover Grey Gardens over at Actor's Express in the King Plow Arts Center. (This year is their 22nd Season) UPDATE 12pm 09.10.09 : Jude's in!

I'll head up to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to be part of the Atlanta Opera's 30th Anniversary Season to see The Elixir of Love. There will be one more performance on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. This production features Georgia native and Metropolitan Opera soprano Leah Partridge and tenor Bruce Sledge. The Atlanta Opera Orchestra is conducted by former Atlanta Symphony music director Yoel Levi. So, for all of you Opera Neophytes, Just listen to this! and then drop me a comment to let me know that you'll join me at Friday's performance of The Elixir of Love.


  1. I saw "Grey Gardens" and "Hair." Both great shows. Hard pick. There are a ton of great shows happening right now. Sunday, I am heading to Marietta to see "The Woman in Black."

    So...I need to get my dance and music on for October. Suggestions??

  2. Atlanta Ballet's Magic Flute and Yo-Yo Ma's performance of New Cello Concerto (if it weren't sold out)... next choice - Emory University Symphony Orchestra.

    Music + dance together = Paco Peña Flamenco Guitar and Dance Company.

    For something a bit different, check out The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company's presentation of The Call of Cthulhu @ The Academy Theatre on the weekend of the 23 & 25.