Revisit Holiday Favorites This Year


This holiday season sees the return of several favorites from prior years. Last year Atlanta Theater Fans featured a few of the returning shows, and for these three shows, most of the cast members are returning. Read below to revisit the productions and the interviews.

The Andres Sisters: Christmas of Swing at The Legacy Theatre

Haley, Courtney and Jordan Godwin play the Andrew Sisters.

The Andrews Sisters: Christmas of Swing
The Legacy Theatre
Playing through December 15, 2013

This popular Christmas production returns with the real-life Godwin sisters Jordan, Courtney and Haley. The nostalgic musical takes audience members to a Christmas Eve USO show in which the Andrews Sisters perform. Watch our interview with them below. For tickets and more information, visit the theater’s website.

The Gifts of the Magi
Theatrical Outfit
Playing through December 22, 2013

All but two cast members return for this encore production of the musical based on O. Henry’s classic tale. In this video interview, Caroline Freedlund, Nick Arapoglou, Jeff McKerley and Adrienne Reynolds share their thoughts about the show.  For tickets and more information, please visit the theater’s website.

Atlanta's Aurora Theatre presents A Christmas Carol.

Anthony Rodriguez in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Photo by James Helms

A Christmas Carol
Aurora Theatre
Playing through December 22, 2013

Anthony P. Rodriguez returns for a seventh year with his compelling solo performance of the holiday classic. Read our Quick Chat with him about playing Scrooge. Below we have pasted an excerpt. To read the full article, please click here. For tickets and more information about the play, please visit the theater’s website.

What do enjoy most about playing the character?

The text offers me new lessons every year. Sometimes it causes me to reflect on my future, but often I find myself evaluating how I engage in those relationships closest to me.

What is something that you have learned from playing Scrooge?

How we treat our fellow man resonates far more than we can possibly comprehend.

What is the most challenging part of the production?

It’s really about 27 characters including Scrooge. The challenge for me each night is to make it personal for those attending. It helps that the story means so much to me, but I strive to connect with each and every person in attendance.

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