This Halloween seasons offers several frights and treats for Atlanta-theater enthusiasts. Several theaters are offering spook entertainment offerings for the whole family. From Stone Mountain’s ART Station to Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, you will find new choices as well as returning favorites.
ART Station’s A Tour of Southern Ghost
For the 29th consecutive year, ART Station will produce A Tour of Southern Ghosts, the “spooktacular” story-telling festival hosted by Stone Mountain Park. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening between October 10 and October 26, Stone Mountain Park’s Antebellum Plantation is the setting for this unique event that celebrates the delightful Southern tradition of telling incredible stories about ghosts, spirits, phantoms, specters, ghouls and other apparitions
Performance Times: Between 7-9PM on Thursday and Sunday evenings, and from 7-9:30PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Tours start every ten minutes, and each tour is approximately 45 minute
Tickets: $8 for children under 12 and $16 for adults. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available online at ART Station. Sundays are children’s group nights (minimum group size: 10), when tickets are $4 per child
Please note: the entry to Stone Mountain Park requires a parking permit of $10 per car. “One Day All Attraction Passes” and “Mountain Memberships are not valid for BOO Y’AL
Phone number: 770-469-1105
The Horseman Rides Again This Fall in Serenbe
Join Serenbe Playhouse in the Serenbe Stables for this classic spooky story with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep you on the edge of your seat. The storybook tale revolves around the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, the coquettish Katrina, and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. In this innovative experiential adaptation, you will find yourself guided by roving minstrel storytellers, while the Headless Horseman rushes about on live horseback! Keep your wits about you or you might be his next victim!
Performances: Thursdays through Sundays, October 9, 2014 through November 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. with Late Night performances Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. The Sleepy Hollow Experience will be performed at The Stables at Serenbe
Tickets: $20 www.serenbeplayhouse.com
Lawrenceville Ghost Tours Return with Hair-Raising Haunt
Ghoulishly good fun returns this fall with the annual Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at Aurora Theatre, October 1 through 31. Directed by Cynthia Rintye and led by costumed storytellers, the living are invited to partake in a 90-minute spooky stroll to historical haunts, experiencing chilling tales of haunted history and paranormal activity in downtown Lawrenceville’s business district. Free of grotesque effects and startling of patrons, metro-Atlanta’s most popular ghost tour focuses on vivid storytelling to capture the mysterious myths and legends of a moonlit walk through Honest Alley, the haunted jail and more devilish destinations.
Performances: Sunday through Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Haunted cemetery tours are as follows: Friday and Saturday: 10:30 p.m
Tickets: Sunday through Thursday tours are $12 (adults) and $9 (children); Friday and Saturday tour tickets are $15 (adults) and $12 (children). Visit scarystroll.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket reservations can be made at the Box Office or by calling 678-226-6222.
*Reservations highly recommended, as spots are limited
Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Offers Spooky Ghost Tours October 11-16
The Fox Theatre will host its second annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours this Halloween season starring its resident spirits and specters. From Saturday, Oct. 11 – Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 (excluding Wednesday, Oct. 15), guests are invited to walk the haunted halls of one of the city’s most treasured landmarks and to learn about the guests that loved the theatre so much they never left.
Tours: Daily at 7 p.m. and run every 20 minutes until 10 p.m.
Tickets: $25 each and are on sale now at http://www.foxtheatre.org/, at the Fox Theatre ticket office and by calling 855-285-8499.
The ghost tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10; children under 6 are not permitted.
The Headless Horseman Rides into Town with Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
An audience favorite, the sibling trio, known as the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, brings their unique brand of hip humor to the famous Washington Irving short story. In this comedic adaptation, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the hapless Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. With clever music and quirky characters, adults are sure to enjoy this “spooktacular” performance just as much as their children. The show runs October 28 through November 9, 2014 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Performances: Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Tickets: $9.25 (Members) and $16.50 (Nonmembers) and include the performance, Museum admission, and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit). BUY TICKETS AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR CALL 404-873-3391.