The Atlanta Opera Returns to the Big Tent for Discover Series’ ‘As You Are’ Festival

By Logan Martell

The Atlanta Opera has announced its “Discoveries Series” under the Big Tent.

The “Discoveries Series” will present a new production of the musical “Cabaret,” as well as the acclaimed chamber opera “As One,” as part of the “As You Are Festival” which will run from June 2 – 9, 2021. This production of “Cabaret” will adapt the 1998 Broadway revival, and will be directed by General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun; music director James Lowe, who conducted in the Tony Award-winning production of “Anything Goes,” will lead members of The Atlanta Opera Orchestra. Award-winning set designer Alexander Dodge will transform the Big Tent into the Kit Kat Club, with costumes done by Erik Teague.

“We believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us,” Zvulun stated in an official press statement. “’Cabaret’ and ‘As One take place a century apart: one in the early 20th and the other the early 21st. But they are about the same theme: we are all different, but as human beings we are much more similar than we are sometimes told. History proves again and again that great dangers await us if we choose to focus on what separates us rather than what unites us. During the pandemic, the Big Tent has come to symbolize unity. A safe place, where we can come together as a community  and enjoy live performance  regardless of the turmoil outside. We look forward to coming together again under the big top to enjoy these two masterpieces.”

Tickets for “Cabaret” and “As One” start at $50 and $15, respectively. Tickets will go on sale on August 17, 2021.