An advance peek at Atlanta theater highlights for January

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The Atlanta Shakespeare Company opens "The Merry Wives of Windsor" on Jan. 1 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company opens "The Merry Wives of Windsor" on Jan. 1 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company opens “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Jan. 1 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Metro Atlanta’s theater stages receive a dusting of holiday sugar (and, in a few cases, spice) in December. But many of them get right back to their usual business as soon as the holidays are over.

Here are highlights of their January offerings:

  • The Atlanta Shakespeare Company is first out of the gate with “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Jan. 1-Feb. 1. www.shakespearetavern.com.
  • Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell opens “One Slight Hitch,” a comedy from Lewis Black, on Jan. 8 for a run through Jan. 25. get.org.
"Les Miserables" returns to Aurora Theatre on Jan. 15.

“Les Miserables” returns to Aurora Theatre on Jan. 15.

  • Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville remounts its hit staging of “Les Misérables,” Jan. 15-March 1. www.auroratheatre.com.
  • Broadway in Atlanta brings “Newsies,” a musical based on the 1992 film, to the Fox Theatre on Jan. 20-25. foxtheatre.org.
  • The Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical “Tuck Everlasting,” based on the novel by Natalie Babbitt, for a Jan. 21-Feb. 22 run. alliancetheatre.org.
  • The Larry Larson-Eddie Levi Lee comedy “Waffle Palace” returns for a second encore at Horizon Theatre Company Jan. 23. www.horizontheatre.com.

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