The Alliance Theatre has updated its 2020-21 lineup, which will be headlined by a new Under the Tent series featuring concert-style stagings of the Broadway musical Working (April 22–May 30), Beautiful Blackbird Live (April 8–18) and Songs to Grow On (April 29–May 9).
The 126-seat tent will go up on Callaway Plaza adjacent to the Alliance’s Woodruff Arts Center home in Midtown. The series will follow CDC-recommended safety protocols and, artist director Susan V. Booth said in a statement, is “a step toward sharing the theater together as artists and audiences.”
The tent will include open-air seating, socially distanced seating in two- and four-person pods set at least 6 feet apart and contactless entry. Face masks will be required. Restrooms, food and beverages will be available. Seat map HERE.
The Atlanta Opera, if you recall, held a highly successful Big Tent series in November at Oglethorpe University with pod seating and full performances of Pagliacci and Kaiser of Atlantis. It’s believed to be the first opera company in the United States to try that format.