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The Color Purple Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere musical adaptation of Alice Walker's saga of hope, inspiration and triumph. Opens Sept. 9. Sundays, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 17. $20-$50. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Woodruff Arts Center. 404-733-5000.
Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical Dad's Garage Theatre Company presents the story of Debbie and her cheerleader friends as they try to raise enough money to make it to Dallas. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 23. Dad's Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.
Don't Dress for Dinner Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents a comedy about Bernard who has cooked up an elaborate scheme to meet his mistress and occupy his wife. Opens Sept. 9. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 2:30 p.m.; Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26. $16-$33. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-641-1260.
Dr. Bob's Improv Psychiatry Dad's Garage Theatre Company presents Dr. Bob and his team of psychology graduate students. Begins Sept. 10. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 4. Dad's Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.
Dying for Laughs A comedian hires two unemployed TV comedy writers to create new material for his act and chaos ensues. Opens Sept. 10. Thur., Fri., 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26. $8-$18. Stellar Cellar Theatre, St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta. 770-218-9669.
The Fourth Wall Alliance Theatre presents a comedy about Peggy, who rearranges her living room furniture, sparking an investigation by her husband, her best friend and a local college professor. Opens Oct. 27. Wed.-Sun. Continues through Nov. 21. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Woodruff Arts Center. 404-733-5000.
From Door to Door Regional premier of a story about three generations of Jewish women. Wed., Thur., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 14. $$18-$26. Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-3250.
Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy Synchronicity Performance Group presents Atlanta's only all-women, all-comedy, all-the-time improv troupe. Aug. 31, 8 p.m.; Nov. 8, 8 p.m. 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave.
The Guys A dramatic play which attempts to articulate emotions and longings many people have faced since 9/11. Opens Sept. 16. Thur.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26. $14-$17. Main Street Players, 115 North Hill St., Griffin. 770-228-0796.
Gypsy Presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Opens Nov. 9. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Nov. 21. $14-20. Hosch Theatre, Brenau University, Academy St., Gainesville. 770-718-3624.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Theater of the Stars presents Jon Secada in the story of Joseph's rise to power. Opens Aug. 24. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100.
Killer Joe Actor's Express presents the regional premiere of this x-rated black comedy. Killer Joe Cooper, part-cop, part-assassin, seeks down-on-his-luck Chris Smith. Opens Sept. 9. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 5 p.m.; Sept. 19, 2 p.m.; Sept. 26, 5 p.m.; Oct. 3, 5 p.m.; Oct. 10, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 16. Actor's Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Ste J-107. 404-502-6655.
Language of Angels Synchronicity Performance Group presents the regional premiere about a girl disappearing in a cave in rural North Carolina in an eerie ghost story. Opens Oct. 22. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21. $15-$20. 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-325-5168.
Las Casa de Rigoberta mira al Sur 7 Stages presents the American premiere of a young girl mourning her family and trying to heal. Opens Nov. 11. Nov. 11; Nov. 12; Nov. 13; Nov. 14. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647.
Late Nite Catechism Presented by Broadway in Atlanta. Comedic take on adult catechism classes, for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Opens Sept. 9. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. 404-733-5000.
Long Johns Chicago-style long form Improv: one audience suggestion fuels an hour of riffing improv insanity. Fridays, 12 a.m. Continues through Dec. 17. Dad's Garage Top Shelf Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.
Macbeth Georgia Shakespeare presents the the haunting tale of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. No performances Oct. 17 and 27. Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31. $10-$35. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-264-0020.
MacBeth PushPush Theatre presents Shakespeare with a sense of humor and relevance to our current political climate. Opens Sept. 2. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 9. PushPush Theater, 121 New St., Decatur. 404-337-6332.
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