It is time to take out the calendar and make plans to attend the great shows scheduled for the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs! The brand new venue will open its doors this summer for its inaugural season, which will include a diverse blend of programming featuring concerts by classical, popular, and jazz musicians, dance, theater, comedy, and family entertainment.
August 16, 2018 • 8:30pm • $30-$50
The Joe Gransden Big Band swings their way into the Studio Theatre for a cabaret night of dinner, drinks, and music, featuring guest vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the season six winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Reserved table seating offers patrons the option to dine during the show, with special food and drink packages prepared by the City Springs culinary team, or skip the meal and just come for the show!
August 17, 2018 • 8:300 p.m. • $40
The Performing Arts Center celebrates the inaugural performance of its brand new Steinway with favorites of the piano repertoire performed by Kenneth Broburg and Daniel Hsu, the silver and bronze medalists of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Taj Mahal Trio
September 8, 2018 • 8:00pm • $42-$62
The Taj Mahal Trio, will perform at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 8 in Byers Theatre. The two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Taj Mahal, has spent over 5 decades recording and touring. He has nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific.
Rob Bell • The Holy Shift Tour
October 13, 2018 • 8:00 p.m. • $25- $60
Rob Bell is the New York Times best selling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here and What is the Bible?. His podcast, called the RobCast, is the #1 spirituality podcast and iTunes named it Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in the New Yorker, toured with Oprah, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Opening the evening will be Peter Rollins, a writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion.
Take Me To The River- New Orleans Live!
November 3, 2018 • 8:00pm • $45-$65
Following the successful 2017 tour celebrating the music of Memphis, Take Me To The River – New Orleans LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz, together on the same stage for a night of unforgettable music.
Featuring both individual and collaborative performances, TMTTR is packed with three generations of legendary Crescent City talent, including The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter JR. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, plus the progressive Cajun masters Los Bayou Ramblers.
The Performing Arts Series
The Performing Arts Series is the Center’s flagship performance series, hosting ten events across varying genres including dance, theater, music, and comedy. Pick six or more events from the 10 in this series, and receive a 15% discount.
Branford Marsalis Quartet
August 11, 2018 • 8:00pm • $40-$65
NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Under his leadership, The Branford Marsalis Quartet, one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today, brings its considerable musical expertise to bear in the first ever concert performance in Byers Theatre.
August 18, 2018 • 8:00pm • $35-$90
Georgia native Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of Violet – and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award®-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country as well as internationally. On the heels of her nationally broadcast concert on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center, Foster celebrates her newly released third solo album, “Take Me to the World.”
Late Night Tailgate
October 11, 2018 • 8:00pm • $25-$55
Late Night Tailgate is a topical and unpredictable live comedy and spirited sports discussion show that will tackle the biggest topics in professional and college sports as well as touch upon current events, entertainment, pop culture – and all things incendiary and debatable. Featuring comedian Steve Rannazzisi, former NFL star Takeo Spikes, and comedian & writer Sarah Tiana, join in the fun with interactive audience participation, live celebrity interviews, and plenty of laughs. Why wait for Saturday morning to tailgate?
Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir
October 25, 2018 • 8:00pm • $20-$40
Founded in 1932, the Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir gained notoriety in 1952, and is now is now one of the most significant Czech artistic collectives, having recorded more than 50 albums of both Czech and international music. Their visit is part of an exclusive twelve-day US concert tour marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czech state. The choir will perform works by leading Czech composers such as Smetana and Pärt.
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
November 1, 2018 • 8:00pm • $35-$45
One of the leading dance companies in the world, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company is widely identified with the work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er whose exclusive and unique choreographic character has become the company’s trademark both in Israel and abroad. The company is based is in the International Dance Village in the Western Galilee of northern Israel, and they perform regularly in some of the most respected theaters and festivals worldwide.
Single Event Tickets on Sale June 22, 2018
Boston Brass – Christmas Bells are Swingin’
December 22, 2018 • 8:00pm • $25-$35
Perennial favorites Boston Brass have teamed up with all-star brass players from around the globe to produce an unmatched sound that will light a fire for your holiday season. The ensemble of all brass (trumpets, French horns, trombones, and tubas with jazz rhythm section) features fiery big band arrangements of classics like the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols, Greensleeves, and Motown Jingle Bells in a setting that will delight audiences of all ages.
New Years Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Joe Gransden & Francine Reed
December 31, 2018 • 8:00pm • $45-$55
Ring in the New Year in style at City Springs with an unforgettable evening of music and celebration! The Grammy award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra kicks off the evening in the Byers Theatre with a program of orchestral pops favorites, featuring trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden and vocalist Francine Reed. Stick around for a late night party in the Studio Theatre with the Francine and the Joe Gransden Big Band, complete with a champagne toast at midnight.
Simone Dinnerstein & Matt Haimovitz
January 29, 2019 • 8:00pm • $35-$45
As the world approaches the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth (2020), two extraordinary artists pair this giant with one of contemporary music’s most influential composers – Philip Glass. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz collaborate on a dynamic program that includes a Beethoven Cello Sonata alongside a Glass Partita, and solo piano and cello repertoire by both composers.
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
February 1 – 2, 2019 • 8:00pm • $25-$45
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It is all improvised, and it is all funny. The hysterical Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.
Cirque Éloize: Saloon
February 5, 2019 • 8:00pm • $40-$60
The Wild West comes alive with world-renowned Cirque Eloize and its newest creation, Saloon! Swing open the saloon doors and rustle up some fun for the entire family with this musical and acrobatic adventure. Live folk music combines with strength, agility and original choreography for an action-packed theatrical thrill–ride.
The Speaker Series
The Speaker Series features presentations by notable figures and thought leaders from a range of disciplines. Purchase a subscription to all three events and receive a 15% discount.
Col. Jill Chambers (Ret-Army)
September 22, 2018 • 3:00pm • $20
A service disabled veteran (post-traumatic stress) and survivor of the Pentagon attack on 9/11, Colonel Jill Chambers ,U.S. Army (R), served four Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the final eight years of her nearly 30-years, groundbreaking Army career. Colonel Chambers discusses her path as a woman in the military and how her experience surviving the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon led her to create a non-pharmaceutical alternative program for people recovering from post-traumatic stress.
“DEA Narcos”: Steve Murphy and Javier Peña
October 16, 2018 • 8:00pm • $20-$35
DEA special agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy were assigned as the lead investigators targeting Escobar and his organization. These true American heroes provide a first-hand lesson in history as they discuss their efforts bringing down the world’s first narco-terrorist, the challenges they faced in oftentimes hostile and life-threatening environments, and the innovative strategies they employed to successfully end the reign of terror of the world’s most wanted criminal.
Prof. Isaac Ben Israel – Major General (Ret.)
April 3, 2019 • 8:00pm • $20-$35
Professor Isaac Ben-Israel served as a General in the Israeli Defence Forces, and as Member of the Knesset within the party of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and currently serves as the chairman of the Israeli Space Agency, the National Council for Research and Development, and the head of the Security Studies program in Tel Aviv University. Throughout his many years of service to his country, he has become one of the most influential people in Israel in the field of national security and cyber security. Prof. Ben-Israel will discuss his work in cyber security and the science of battling cyber threats.
National Geographic Live
The National Geographic Live Series introduces the audience to today’s leading explorers, scientists, and photographers, with thought-provoking presentations that will enthrall attendees with tales of exploration from big cats in Asia to big rocks on Mars. Purchase a subscription to all three events and receive a 15% discount.
On the Trail of Big Cats with Wildlife Photographer, Steve Winter
August 14, 2018 • 8:00pm • $20-$35
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar–and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras.
Exploring Mars with NASA Engineer, Kobie Boykins
March 14, 2019 • 8:00pm • $20-$35
NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration.
Pink Boots and a Machete with Primatologist, Mireya Mayor
May 6, 2019 • 8:00pm • $20-$35
As the host of Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
Single Event Tickets on Sale June 22, 2018
City Springs Theatre Company
Through its affiliation with the brand-new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, the City Springs Theatre Company is committed to artistic excellence, community engagement, and educational initiatives for all ages.
42nd Street – September 14 – 23, 2018
Elf the Musical – December 7 – 16, 2018
South Pacific – March 8 – 17, 2019
Billy Elliot – May 3 – 12, 2019
Hairspray – July 12 – 21, 2019
Roswell Dance Theatre
November 23 – December 2, 2018
The Roswell Dance Theatre and Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance are proud to present a holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. This is the largest performance of the Nutcracker in the North Fulton area, with more than 350 performers ranging in age from 1 year to 80 years old. What better way to start your holiday season this year?
April 12-14, 2019
Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet’s eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 88 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance. For more information visit atlantaballet.com.
The Atlanta Opera
May 17-19, 2019
Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation. The Opera works with world-renowned singers, conductors, directors, and designers who seek to enhance the art form and make it accessible for a sophisticated, 21st-century audience. The Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards while supporting community and educational programs. For more information visit atlantaopera.org.