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Sandy Springs announces lineup for new performing arts center

With its box office scheduled to open on June 1, Sandy Springs has announced its inaugural lineup of performances and speakers for its new performing arts center at City Springs.

The venue’s grand opening will be from Aug. 7-19. The 12-day event will be littered with performances and activities.

Some scheduled performances will include appearances from the Branford Marsalis Quartet, the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Opera, and three shows from the “National Geographic Live!” series.


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The venue will also host speakers, like Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, two former DEA agents who investigated Pablo Escobar, the leader of a Columbian drug cartel. The hit Netflix show “Narcos” is based on them.

The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs will feature a main stage with a seating capacity of 1,100.

Here’s the full lineup:

Opening Celebration

• National Night Out, Aug. 7, 2018, at 6 p.m., City Green

• City Springs Day, Aug. 11, 2018, activities all day, City Green, Studio Theatre and Byers Theatre

• Branford Marsalis Quartet, Aug. 11, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Concerts by the Springs After Party (featuring surprise guest artist) Aug. 12, 2018, 8:30 p.m., CityView Terrace

• National Geographic Live! Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards
Aug. 14, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Joe Gransden Big Band, featuring Landau Eugene Murphy, Aug. 16, 2018, at 8:30 p.m., Studio Theatre

• Steinway Celebration, Aug. 17, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Sutton Foster, Aug. 18, 2018, 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents: Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel, Aug. 19, 2018, Time TBA, Byers Theatre


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Performing Arts Series

• Late Night Tailgate, Oct. 11, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

 • The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, Oct. 25, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Nov. 1, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Boston Brass: Christmas Bells are Swingin’, Dec. 22, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• City Springs New Years Celebration, With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed 
Dec. 31, 2018, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre 
• Late night party with the Joe Gransden Big Band, Dec. 31, 2018, at 10 p.m., Studio Theatre 

• Simone Dinnerstein, piano, and Matt Haimovitz, cello, Jan. 29, 2019, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Feb. 1 and 2, 2019, at 8 p.m., Studio Theatre

• Cirque Éloize: Saloon, Feb. 5, 2019, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre


Speaker Series

• Colonel (R) Jill W. Chambers , Sept. 22, 2018, at 3 p.m., Studio Theatre

• “DEA Narcos”: Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, Oct. 16, 2018, at 8 p.m., Studio Theatre

• Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, April 3, 2019, 2018, at 8 p.m., Studio Theatre


National Geographic Live! Series 

• Kobie Boykins: EXPLORING MARS, March 14, 2019, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre

• Mireya Mayor: PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE, May 6, 2019, at 8 p.m., Byers Theatre


Affiliate Programming

• City Springs Theatre Company, 42nd Street, Sept. 14-23, 2018, Byers Theatre

Elf the Musical, Dec. 7-16, 2018, Byers Theatre

South Pacific, March 8-17, 2019, Byers Theatre

Billy Elliot, May 3-12, 2019, Byers Theatre

Hairspray, July 12-21, 2019, Byers Theatre

• Roswell Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker, Nov. 23 – Dec. 2, 2018, Byers Theatre

• Atlanta Ballet, Repertoire to be announced, April 12-14, 2019, Byers Theatre

• The Atlanta Opera, Repertoire to be announced, May 17-19, 2019, Byers Theatre


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