TOOTSIE, PIRATES OF PENZANCE and more — Encore Atlanta

Opera theater

If you’re anything like us, you can’t get enough drama. And in the coming months, venues across Atlanta will offer more than enough performances for local enthusiasts. Check out some of our top picks from our partner sites below!

Dream house

The Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theater

January 22-February 13

Dream house follows two Latina sisters in an HGTV-style reality show who sell their family home, hoping to capitalize on gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they play in front of the camera, one sister grapples with upheaval in the family’s ancestral past while the other learns how much she is willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. Written by Eliana Pipes, Dream house is the winner of the 2021/22 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Penzance Pirates

The Cobb Energy Center

January 22-30

Gilbert and Sullivan’s iconic operetta kicks off the year of Atlanta Opera at the Cobb Energy Center. In The Penzance Pirates, as Frederick enters the rank of full pirate at the end of his apprenticeship, he and his fellow pirates woo the daughters of Major-General Stanley. A hilarious unfolding of events ensues. It’s a frenzied show featuring famous tunes including “Major-General’s Song”, “Oh, Better Far to Live and Die” and “With Cat-Like Tread”. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.


The Fox Theater

January 25-30

This love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until a breathtaking act of desperation lands him the role of his life. With a hilarious book by Tony® winner Robert Horn and an incredibly clever score by 2018 Tony Award winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyous delight” (The Washington Post) it’s “so full of punchlines, it should be called a musical joke!” (Bloomberg). Visit or for tickets and more information.

Peter Tony

The Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theater

February 10-27

The Alliance presents Peter Tony, Lydia R. Diamond’s play based on the true story of the first female athlete to play professional baseball in the Negro leagues. Against all odds, Toni blazes a trail in the male-dominated world of sport, breaking the boundaries others placed on him and creating his own set of rules. Peter Tony is a touching and compelling story about race, gender and raw ambition. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.