Wicked Little Tales – Atlanta


“Wicked Little Tales”

Phantasmagoria Orlando, DiDonna Productions, and Atlanta Workshop Players (AWP)

Present the Atlanta Premiere of the Critically Acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe


ATLANTA – June 4, 2015 – The critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA,in collaboration with AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse, will premiere its new touring show, PHANTASMAGORIA “Wicked Little Tales” with a limited engagement weekend of 4 performances at AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse, July 31, August 1 and 2.Performances are Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm / Saturday, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.Prices are $12.00 for students and $20.00 for general admission with a $5.00 per ticket add on for VIP guests. Tickets are on sale now at www.barefootplayhouse.com/shows-tickets/.

 PHANTASMAGORIA “Wicked Little Tales” will thunder onto the stage at the AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse in Alpharetta with its haunting and whimsical stories of horror, “Phantastical” dance, live music, explosive stage combat, large scale puppetry and enthralling storytelling.

Join this evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and chorus as they embark on their journey through their most popular tales of terror from diverse authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens and many others including horrific folk tales, legends and myths from around the world.

Stare into the darkness of Poe’s classic “The Raven”;  journey to another continent as we live the Bantu tribe’s tale of the orphan boy Adjani – and his darkest revenge; laugh out loud at the cannibal appetite of Dickens own “Captain Murderer”; cower in a thunder filled room as a figure of darkness draws close in “Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood”; and come face to face with Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” –  a creature better left to the imagination – and much, much more.

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past five years’ installments in Orlando, Florida – as well as ever popular special events and appearances throughout the year – the PHANTASMAGORIAAtlanta production will feature the “Best Of” the last five years of sold out shows that has enjoyed raving reviews.                       


Something wicked this way comes in the form of Phantasmagoria, . . .

Scary never seemed so stylish.”  – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel


“. . . Phantasmagoria blends literature, dance, puppetry and poetry into a

wonderful post-modern theatrical tapestry.” – WESH.com


“A realm of beauty, elegance and just the right amount of spookiness. . .

one of my favorite productions of the year! . . Gorgeousness and Gothic,. . .

Don’t miss it!” – Denna Eramo, The Daily City


“. . .another astounding show filled with storytellers, dancers, and chorus

based on tales of terror from Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens,

among folk tales, legends and myths. . .” – Michael Gavin, InsidetheMagic.net

Under the creation and direction of John DiDonna, with additional direction by Seth Kubersky, and Kevin G. Becker, the choreography of Mila Makarova and Dion Leonhard, fight direction by Bill Warriner, and all original music and soundscapes by Les Caulfield, costumes by Shelly Henriott (with original designs by Jennifer Bonner) and projections by Dana Mott, this new installment presents us with a truly “Phantasmagorical” way to spend a whimsical, macabre and exhilarating evening of theater.

As a very special celebration VIP guests will be treated to an autographed tour poster, as well as a post show entertainment of dance, fire performance, and an additional story!

WHO:            Phantasmagoria Orlando/ DiDonna Productions /AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse

WHAT:         “PHANTASMAGORIA –“Wicked Little Tales” Atlanta Premiere

AGE:             Phantasmagoria “Wicked Little Tales” is appropriate for all ages. Due to some

                     horror elements, children 8 and above is suggested.

WHEN:           Limited 4-show engagement

July 31st, August 1st and 2nd

Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm / Saturday, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

WHERE:         AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse
8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 111, Alpharetta, GA 30022

TICKETS:       General Admission $20.00 / Student $12.00 / $5.00 per ticket VIP add on

For tickets please visit: www.barefootplayhouse.com/shows-tickets/

or call 770-998-8111

                        Tickets will also be available at the door at the time of performances.

PARKING:      On premises in parking lot of theater.

WEBSITE:      For more information on Phantasmagoria please visit: www.PhantasmagoriaOrlando.com / www.facebook.com/PhantasmagoriaOrlando



Atlanta Workshop Players is proud to present a 5-day workshop with the creators of PHANTASMAGORIA July 28th – August 1st 10am – 6pm each day (Culminating in Performance).

In this 5-day intensive workshop participants will work with PHANTASMAGORIA creator/writer/director John DiDonna, Fight Director Bill Warriner, Choreographer Mila Makarova, Principal dancer Dion Leonhard and Vocal Coach Kevin G. Becker. Workshops will include auditioning, storytelling, dance, ensemble movement, puppet work, and all the skill sets necessary for a production of PHANTASMAGORIA. During the 5 days a PHANTASMAGORIA preshow will be cast, rehearsed and staged with all students, to be presented along with the troupe’s Saturday, August 1 matinee showing. Workshop includes talk back, meet and greet and shadowing with the full touring troupe and attendance at their technical rehearsals at AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse. Cost: $275.00. For workshop registration please contact:

www.atlantaworkshopplayers.com / info@atlantawokshopplayers.com / 770-998-8111