“Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale” at Aurora Theatre
This musical is set for a world premiere, Tommy guns loaded. With a book by Hunter Foster and music and lyrics by Rick Crom, the production first caught the eye of Aurora back in 2009. Originally dubbed “Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale,” it was renamed in order to step away from the typical. While other takes on the true story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s early-’30s crime spree focus on the darker aspects, this one goes for the comical and cheeky. Broadway veteran and Emmy Award-winning director Lonny Price leads the charge with J.C. Long and Laura Floyd in the title roles. The song savvy of Aurora’s Ann-Carol Pence comes in to play as she serves as music director. Keep a lookout for Bart Hansard’s over-the-top J. Edgar Hoover.
8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. April 4 ($16). March 15-April 8. $25-$35. Aurora Theatre, 153 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com.
Atlanta Chamber Players at Spivey Hall
This group, which has been performing the classics since ’76, makes its annual stop at Spivey Hall with a program they call “Ludwig & Felix.” Selections from the work of German giants Beethoven and Mendelssohn make the set. The players present Beethoven’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds, Opus 16” with piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. The group’s artistic director, Paula Peace, handles the ivories. Guest pianist Elena Cholakova, a native of Bulgaria, takes over for Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio in C Minor, Opus 66.”
3 p.m. March 18. $30; $15 students. Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. 678-466-4200, www.spiveyhall.org.