Actor’s Express — At the King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St. (From I-75/85 Connector: take 10th Street west, turn left on Brady Ave. At light, take right on West Marietta Street. King Plow is on your right after the bridge.) General info: 404-875-1606. Box office: 404-607-SHOW.
Agatha’s A Taste of Mystery Dinner Theater — The question is, of course, who dunnit? The ticket price includes a five-course dinner with “very cheap wine” and an original comic murder mystery. 693 Peachtree Street, across from the Fox Theatre. Reservations: 404-875-1610.
Alliance — Housed in the Woodruff Arts Center complex, this is Atlanta’s premier art house when it comes to lavishly-produced plays. Downstairs is the Alliance Studio theatre where more modest and minimalist productions play to smaller crowds. 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000
Atlanta Lyric Theatre — Formerly, “Savoyards Musical Theatre Company”, it does musicals, sometimes at the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, and sometimes at The Byers Studio Theatre at The Lyric. For directions to either, visit the website below. 404-377-9948.
Aurora Theatre (Duluth) 3087 Main Street Duluth. 770-476-7926.
Barking Dog Theatre — Occasional shows at the 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. 404-885-1621.
Center for Puppetry Arts & Museum — This is a theater that puts on puppet shows, for both children and adults. The building also houses a museum with a collection of about 400 figures, including a large body Muppet created by the late Jim Hensen, and a Turkish exhibit that dates back to the 1300s. 1404 Spring St NW. 404-873-3391
Dad’s Garage — Lots of improv, including weekend performances for kids. 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.
14th Street Playhouse — Owned by the Alliance Theatre, this playhouse hosts various theatre companies, such as Theatre Gael. 173 14th St. 404-733-4738.
Fox Theatre — Well, you KNOW the clouds and stars on the ceiling aren’t real. but are they actually moving? The 1929 building, rescued from demolition by popular demand a few decades ago, is in the arabesque style, a true old-time movie palace that now also hosts Broadway musicals and other shows. (No, the Fox is NOT where “Gone With The Wind” premiered. That theatre was older and has since burned down.) Tours are available. 660 Peachtree St NE. 404-881-2100
Horizon Theatre — Euclid & Austin Avenues in Little Five Points. Box Office: 404-584-7450.
Jomandi Founders — An African-American theatre group that performs occasionally at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia State, corner of Luckie and Forsyth Streets. Info: 404-651-4727.
Neighborhood Playhouse — 430 West Trinity Place in Decatur: 404-373-5311.
The New American Shakespeare Tavern — Shakespeare and more, in an old-style tudor setting, with pub food and drink. 499 Peachtree Street: 404-874-5299.
PushPush Theater — 121 New Street, Decatur. 404-377-6332
7 Stages — In addition to putting in their own productions, serves as a venues for other theatre companies, such as Synchronicity. 1105 Euclid Ave in Little Five Points. 404-523-7647.
Synchronicity Performance Group — Usually performs at 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave in Little Five Points. 404-325-5168
Theatre Gael — Celebrates Celtic drama and music, most often at the 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. 404-876-1138.
Theatre in the Square — Involved in a Cobb County funding controversy a few years ago that made the national news. On Marietta Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta: 770-422-8369.
Theatrical Outfit — Performs at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie Street, next door to the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts. 404-577-5255.