Centre Stage: September 2-11
Here’s what’s been happening at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center this week:
Kraftwerk Returns to Atlanta after 40 years:
The last time the German electronic music band was in Atlanta was in 1975, but the wait was well worth it. Original member Ralf Hütter, Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz, and Falk Grieffenhagen, put on a visually stunning show with their video screens that coordinated perfectly with their synthesized music on September 6th. Did we mention that the show was 3-D! Audience members whore 3-D glasses as if they were going to watch the latest cinematic blockbuster, which in some ways the show was comparable to. The show was nearly sold-out and when the show was over it was easy to see why. From beginning to end, from one spectacular video shot to next, from one piece of electronic music you know you’ve heard used in one of your favorite songs to another. Kraftwerk continues to be ahead of it’s time, still influencing many artists today. Frank Ocean, who’s new album was top of the Billboard charts, notes Kraftwerk as one of his inspirations. We hope it doesn’t take another 40 years to get them back to our stage. Check out fan photos from the show.
A show for video game and music lovers combined:
Zelda, the beautiful princess that our hero Link has to save from the evil Ganon, and Hyrule the kingdom he must save, came to life on September 10th. The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses once again proved how the classic Nintendo video game transcends the years and keeps fans wanting more. It was truly a unique experience from one of the most beloved game franchises ever. There were new inclusions from “Tri Force Heroes” the most recently released The Legend of Zelda game. Never before performed scores accompanied by new game-play imagery, appeared for the first time ever in “Master Quest,” though fans were treated to the show’s now-classic repertoire from seasons past. Symphony of the Goddesses allowed the audience to experience the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphonic work from last season, which chronicled fan-favorite moments from the franchise’s rich and storied history, carefully and expertly timed with a gorgeous, larger than life video presentation. Georgia’s own Georgia Symphony played beautifully and were the true stars of the show. The audience was transported on a journey to Hyrule and the Triforce was completed. Check out our Instagram for sneak peak photos and all the fan photos!
On Sale Now:
Rhythmic Circus presents Red & Green on December 1, 2016. From the creators of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Rhythmic Circus presents a brand new
holiday experience. Combining their signature style of rapid-fire tap with music you know and love, this show leaves audiences excited with the joy of the holiday spirit! Click here to get your tickets today!
Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents PETER PAN on December 9th and 10th, 2016. This timeless musical, based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Click here for tickets before they are gone.
Will Downing once again graces our stage on December 11, 2016. Come enjoy his ‘Soulful Sounds of Christmas”, with Najee and a secret special guest. Click here for tickets.
Want to come see The Octonauts Live on November 29th? Enter your email and choose the date nearest you to win! 10 lucky winners will each receive a 4-pack of tickets with VIP Party Packages. Click picture for more details and to enter!
Tickets still Available!
Don’t miss these great shows coming to the Cobb Energy Centre in the next few weeks:
Amos Lee 9/23
The Atlanta Opera Presents The Abduction from the Seraglio 10/8, 10/11. 10/14, 10/16
Elvis Costello 10/18
Dance Theatre of Harlem 10/21-10/23
Incognito with Maysa 10/27