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Get Out to an Explosion of Theater, Music in Marietta

"The Best of Broadway" at the Strand Theatre, "Legally Blonde the Musical" at the Cobb Civic Center, "Avenue Q" at the Alley Stage and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"—it's a weekend full of theater and music in Marietta.

1. The bright lights of Broadway are coming to Marietta Square in a high-energy musical revue of fast paced fun with knockout voices and jaw-dropping dancers performing the very best songs from the heart of the American theatre industry.

is the first of this year’s Strand produced revues to have a two weekend run from August 10-18.

2. is coming to stage at The ’s Jennie T. Anderson Theatre . Get your pink on and join Atlanta Lyric Theatre for this all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy.

3. is a 1979 musical thriller
with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. Catch the production at 3380 Canton Rd, Marietta on Aug. 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.

4. Avenue Q is coming to Next Stage Theatre Company's Alley Stage on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m.

Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a New York apartment on Avenue Q.

5. Join the  for a ride through Marietta history Thursday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Highlights of the tour include Marietta Square/Glover Park, the Western & Atlantic Depot, National Cemetery, Tranquilla, Kennesaw Mountain and the Root House.

6. Walk the streets of haunted Marietta by lantern light with the . Tours are 90 minutes and the walk is under a mile. Tours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. 

7. Don't forget about the Marietta Square Farmers Market on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday, 12 to 3 p.m.

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