“Every production at Actor’s Express is designed to ignite something inside you. Our lineup of plays, musicals, concerts and digital content celebrate the breadth of the human experience.”

Freddie Ashley
Artistic Director of Actor’s Express


Marlon Andrew Burnley in Red Speedo (2021). Photo by Casey Gardner Ford.

After a year of virtual programming, Actor’s Express is ready to announce its return to the stage! Season 34 is full of dynamic, entertaining work, including a World Premiere and a co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

GIVE THE GIFT OF THEATER

Season 36 is just around the corner, give the gift of theatre with season 36 subscription, or a flex pass and don’t miss another great season at Actor’s Express!

February 15- March 3, 2024

Working class teenager Jamie dreams of becoming a glamorous drag queen. With his supportive mum by his side, he sashays over the bullies and bigots in his quest to grab the spotlight he knows he’s destined for. 

April 6- April 28, 2024

Revenge is a dish best served…bloody. In this savagely hilarious comedy-thriller, three different stories converge through a strange curiosity shop in Portland, Oregon.

June 4- June 23, 2024

Amid the creative swirl of the Harlem Renaissance, a close-knit group of friends find themselves at a crossroads. Angel, a recently fired and newly single Cotton Club singer, is faced with choosing between a Parisian life of adventure with her costume designer friend

July 27- August 25, 2024

Actor’s Express transforms into the Kit Kat Club, a decadent hotspot in anything-goes 1929 Berlin

October 5- October 27, 2024

Nico and Matt’s marriage is on shaky ground. When they decide to open their relationship, they test the boundaries of love, sex, intimacy and fidelity. 

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36th
ANNIVERSARY
GALA

To benefit ACTOR'S EXPRESS

Join us on November 4, 2023 at 7pm for a special night of celebration to ring in the new season at Actor’s Express. Enjoy food, drinks, a fabulous cabaret curated by Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, and get ready to raise some funds to support your favorite Atlanta theatre.

Don’t miss this FEARLESS party!
All gala tickets include reserved table seating, complimentary drinks throughout the night and fabulous dinner.

VIP tables of 2, 6, or 10 with individual service are available by emailing [email protected] or calling 404-607-7469.

LIBBY’S AT THE EXPRESS

VALENTINE LOVE
FEBRUARY 10, 2024

Atlanta cabaret legend Libby Whittemore sings songs of love at Actor’s Express February 10, 2024. 

CUDDLE UP WITH SONGS OF THE SEASON

After a year of virtual programming, Actor’s Express is ready to announce its return to the stage! Season 34 is full of dynamic, entertaining work, including a World Premiere and a co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

FEB 2 - 26 Extended

A Tony Award winning musical comedy about plucky revolutionaries fighting for their right to pee!

A Co-Production with Oglethorpe University Theatre.

MARCH 2 - 26

During a hot summer at a fundamentalist church camp in Texas, an idealistic young counselor works to shepherd the campers in the girls’ cabin through a delicate phase of self-discovery.

 

APRIL 20 - MAY 14

On the eve of the 2016 French presidential elections, a Parisian doctor fears for the safety of her family amid the rise of antisemitism in France. As she considers relocating to Israel, we flashback to her great-grandparents anxiously awaiting the return of their loved ones who have recently been liberated from the concentration camps..

JUNE 8 - JULY 2

At Riker’s Island, a frightened young inmate confronts complex issues of faith when he crosses paths with a charismatic serial killer, a sadistic guard and a jaded public defender.

 

JULY 21 - AUG 19

Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time.

SEPT 21 - OCT 14

It is 2016, and it has been 936 days since Flint, Michigan has had clean water. As sole provider for her daughters, sister and elderly mother, third-generation GM employee Marion finds herself on the cusp of a promotion to management.

STORIES FOR A SLEEPLESS NIGHT

Gather around for an evening of terrifying storytelling including classic tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Edith Wharton, old favorites you may have heard around the campfire, and hair-raising anecdotes of real-life ghost encounters. Curated by Artistic Director Freddie Ashley and featuring the talents of the Actor’s Express Apprentice Company, Stories for a Sleepless Night will get your Halloween off to a spine-tingling and pulse-racing start. 

LIBBY'S

AT THE EXPRESS

The legendary Libby Whittemore kicks off her tenth season of Libby’s at the Express with her annual holiday show Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays and A Connie Sue Day Christmas. She is joined by the hilarious Connie Sue Day (the 31st Lady of Country Music) for one of Atlanta’s favorite holiday traditions.

LIBBY'S

AT THE EXPRESS

LIBBY COPY 

The Christmans show is Dec. 14, 15,16 and 17 
 
The Valentines show is Feb 10. 

Available for download on Apple and Amazon Music

AMPLIFY: Podcast Plays by Actor's Express

Season 1: Crossroads

It is the journey of living and what someone will sacrifice in order to live. 
Three friends feel stuck in their lives in a dead-end town. One evening, they kill time in an abandoned playground and fantasize about the changes they’d make in their lives if given the chance to trade their souls. Their innocent game unwittingly catapults them into a dangerous adventure that hurdles them through time and space into a strange world that brings them face-to-face with the Devil herself. 
“Crossroads” challenges concepts of Earth and Hell, and explores the limits we’ll go to in the search of life, happiness and liberation.

AMPLIFY: Podcast Plays by Actor's Express

Season 2: Tucker's Cove

The year is 2070. Mother Earth is in disarray. Paper is forbidden and natural disasters seem to be a regular occurrence. But there may be hope. Follow the students of Tucker’s Cove college as they unearth the deadly truth about the campus’ most covert organization. 

AMPLIFY: Podcast Plays by Actor's Express

Season 3: Sunset on the Dogwood City

Buried in the archives of time and memory, Join Clarissa as she travels back to her family’s hometown, Atlanta, Georgia, and unearths the sticky truths of her family history. 

5 Til Go

It is opening night…The curtain is rising. The actors are in position. Directors have given their final notes. Designers have made their last fixes (tweaks); stage managers have called places. The audience is waiting with bated breath…and just for a moment…before we step from the real world into a new world… The artists think of all the work it took to get to this moment. Welcome to 5 til GO! A podcast delving into the before moments, specifically the dramaturgical elements and behind-the-scenes aspects of shows produced at Actor’s Express. Hosted by Amanda Washington.