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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 292016
 

old macdonald goldstarFrom August 2-September 11, 2016, Old MacDonald’s Farm will be at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

All-inclusive tickets to most Family Series performances at the Center for Puppetry Arts are regularly $20.50 for nonmembers and $10.25 for members. Your ticket includes admission to the show, the Create-A-Puppet workshop, & admission to the puppetry museum.

Want to see it on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to Old MacDonald’s Farm, thanks to these deals:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Old MacDonald’s Farm at the Center for Puppetry Arts, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (July 29), discount tickets are available for select performances from August 6-September 4, 2016.
  • If you check out the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetry at participating Georgia public libraries, you’ll get 25% off of tickets to a Family Series performance (includes show ticket, Create-A-Puppet workshop, & museum admission); limit four discount tickets per passport.
  • On Fulton County Free Museum Saturdays, Fulton County residents, students, and Fulton County Government employees will receive free Museum admission, plus you’ll save 25% off of tickets to a Family Series performance (includes show ticket, Create-A-Puppet workshop, & museum admission). Fulton County Free Museum Saturdays will take place on October 8, 2016 plus January 21 & April 8, 2017.

While you’re at the Center for Puppetry Arts, make time to explore the World of Puppetry Museum, which features the Jim Henson Collection as well as The Global Collection, showcasing puppets from around the world. Not only will you see awesome puppets (they have Fraggle Rock, Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal, & Labyrinth characters, to name a few, all of which makes me happy!), but the new museum includes interactive spaces where you can try your hand at puppetry.

If you’re only planning to visit the World of Puppetry Museum, admission is free for members & $10.50 for nonmembers. Tickets are timed for museum admission, and everyone must procure a ticket to tour the museum (for members, “procure a ticket” = make a free reservation for timed entry). While you’re there, you can add on a Create-a-Puppet workshop ($4.50 for members & $6.50 for nonmembers); to-go kits are available.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is located at 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th St., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 292016
 

in the heights rialto goldstarFrom September 8-18, 2016, Theatrical Outfit’s In the Heights will be at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta.

If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the quick summary: “In the Heights made a splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hot new Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights is an exhilarating journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City–a place where the coffee from Usnavi’s corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the scent of impending change. Like many in his community, Usnavi struggles to decide which traditions to keep and which to leave behind.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You have a few ways to save on tickets to In the Heights, a co-production with the Aurora Theatre:

The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts is located at 80 Forsyth St, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 292016
 

dirty rotten scoundrels onstage atlDirty Rotten Scoundrels will be at OnStage Atlanta from July 29-August 13, 2016.

Per the summary: “Singing swindlers, high livin’ on the French Riviera, a cockeyed competition, and a score by the composer of The Full Monty make Dirty Rotten Scoundrels a dynamite musical adaptation of the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. While the suave Lawrence Jameson charms wealthy women out of thousands, Freddy Benson uses pity to get free meals from the tenderhearted. In a battle for territory, the two agree to a contest: The first to wheedle $50,000 out of a beautiful heiress wins, and the entire Riviera is his and his alone.”

Want to see it on the cheap? While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (July 29), discount tickets are available for most performances during the run.

Tickets to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are regularly $25 each at the door on Fridays & Saturdays and $17 at the door on Sundays; you’ll save $3 when you order tickets in advance online. In addition to the advance purchase savings, students & seniors can take advantage of an extra discount on tickets for Friday & Saturday performances.

OnStage Atlanta is located at 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 292016
 

actors express company poshdealzActor’s Express’s production of Sondheim’s Company will be at the King Plow Arts Center from July 30-September 11, 2016.

Here’s the quick summary: “Robert is turning 35 and still single, living in New York City. Surrounded by friends, all of whom have coupled off, he confronts his perpetual bachelorhood in a series of hilarious interactions–just in time to blow out his birthday candles. This game-changing musical gets a modern makeover in AE’s Season 29 opener with unforgettable renditions of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs, including ‘The Ladies Who Lunch’ and ‘Being Alive.'”

Want to see Company on the cheap? You have discount ticket options, no coupon code required:

Actor’s Express performs at The King Plow Arts Center, located at 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 292016
 

yacht rock revival grouponLive music fans, take note: While they last, you’ll find discount tickets to select concerts on the deal sites.

Here’s a sampling:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 292016
 

bon glaze grouponHere are a few of the highlights from ATL’s daily deals sites. And you can browse deals by category, complete with pics, on the Atlanta’s Daily Deals page.

Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (July 29) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to If/Then at the Fox Theatre, In the Heights at the Rialto Center for the Arts, The Prom: A New Musical at The Alliance Theatre, Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre, Miss Saigon at Serenbe Playhouse, Charlotte’s Web at Serenbe Playhouse, Actor’s Express’s Company at King Plow Arts Center, Sleeping Beauty at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Old MacDonald’s Farm at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at OnStage Atlanta, Smart People at Southwest Arts Center, Peachtree Village International Film Festival at Southwest Arts Center, Seal at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra POPS!: UK Rocks! at Atlanta Symphony Hall, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses–Master Quest at Cobb Energy Centre, Chaka Khan at Cobb Energy Centre, Yacht Rock Revival at The Meadow at Piedmont Park, improv comedy shows at Dad’s Garage, stand-up comedy shows at The Punchline, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282016
 

have fun be cheap 200px-01I’m more than ready for the weekend. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these five events (or browse Atlanta on the Cheap’s calendar of events to remind yourself of other can’t-miss events happening in the ATL):

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282016
 

prom musical goldstarThe Prom: A New Musical will be at the Alliance Theatre From August 18-September 25, 2016. Planning to go? For a limited time, you can get discount tickets to The Prom: A New Musical, some deals with no coupon code required.

Here’s the quick summary: “Emma becomes an instant outcast—and a national headline—when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice—and maybe get some good publicity along the way—a group of fading celebrities takes up the cause and invades Emma’s small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they—or Emma—could have ever imagined. Cultures clash and the town erupts in chaos. The community’s reputation, Emma’s future, and the actors’ careers all hang in the balance until a true hero emerges to save the day. Uproarious and ultimately uplifting, this new musical proves that standing up for yourself—and inspiring others to accept their differences—can make you the star you were always meant to be.”

The deals:

A quick tip: Weeknights are typically lighter nights at the theatre, so opt for those if you’re taking advantage of rush tickets to improve your odds of snagging orchestra level tickets.

The Alliance Theatre is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282016
 

If Then goldstarFrom August 9-14, 2016, If/Then will be at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Based on the synopsis, I’d like to head out to see this one. Per the summary: “From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, the director of Rent and the producer of Wicked, the new musical If/Then takes a poignant look at two paths one woman’s life might have taken. When Elizabeth moves back to New York in search of a fresh start, unexpected choices and random events impact her world in ways she never thought possible. Starring original Broadway cast members Jackie Burns and Anthony Rapp (Rent), Tamyra Gray (American Idol finalist) and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show), If/Then simultaneously follows two possible directions Elizabeth’s story might have gone while exploring how we create our own communities–and how we learn to love what we have.”

Want to see it on the cheap? For a limited time, you can get discount tickets to select performances of If/Then, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (July 28), Goldstar has tickets for most performances during the run Don’t delay if you want to go–discount tickets are starting to sell out.

The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 272016
 

sunset sessions 2016The 2016 season of Sunset Sessions is underway at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

Want to go? Sunset Sessions takes place from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Sundays through September 4, 2016. It’s free to attend Sunset Sessions, but it is a 21+ event.

Here’s the lineup for the next few weeks:

  • July 31: Low Cut Connie, Blackfoot Gypsies, & Mail the Horse
  • August 7: Larkin Poe, Great Peacock, & Walker Lukens
  • August 14: People’s Blues of Richmond, Simo, & Roar
  • August 21: Blair Crimmins
  • August 28: Legendary Shack Shakers, Behold the Brave, & The Darnell Boys
  • September 4: Season Finale TBD

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski