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Best Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Atlanta

January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.foxtheatre.org/)

(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.foxtheatre.org/)

Everyone knows that cooking dinner at home is the easy way out of doing something really fun for Valentine’s Day. This year, don’t just do the same old, same old tired routine – treat your loved one to a special night out. We’ve selected a few great options for a fun and romantic evening with your sweetheart. Whatever you do, don’t forget the flowers!

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo et Juliette 
Atlanta Ballet
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 916-2800
www.cobbenergycentre.com

Date: Feb. 7-15, 2014

Few things are more romantic than the ballet, and few ballets are more romantic than “Romeo and Juliet.” Valentine’s Day weekend marks the Southeast premiere of this production of the ballet. At least you know your evening will end better than that of the star-crossed lovers. The live Prokofiev score performed by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra makes for a lush, beautiful evening. 

Love Isn’t So Simple
14th Street Playhouse
173 14th St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-5000
www.14thstplayhouse.org

Date: Feb. 14-15, 2014

If you’re not up to the commitment of a night at the ballet, consider a play instead. “Love Isn’t So Simple” is described as an emotional play that follows the journey of a couple through the course of their relationship. It might be a bit heavy for a first date or a new couple, but more mature couples will likely relate. Tickets are only $25. 

Piano Romance
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4200
www.atlantasymphony.org

Date: Feb. 14-15, 2014

If you are looking for a guaranteed success in impressing your date, consider the Piano Romance concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from $22 to $60, so it is an affordable evening. The show promises romantic music with the talents of Broadway performer Ashley Brown. Everyone really wants an excuse to dress up on Valentine’s Day, and this performance will let her slip into that dress you love. 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-2100
www.foxtheatre.org

Date: Feb. 13-16, 2014

Alvin Ailey is one of the country’s most enduring and popular dance companies, and its performances in Atlanta are always well-attended. If you aren’t up for an evening of pure ballet, consider this company, with its more modern repertoire. There will be several different pieces performed throughout the evening, so it gives your attention span a break if you’re not used to full-length evenings of dance. This will definitely be a sexy, inspiring evening. 

Into the Woods
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
8534 Main St.
Woodstock, GA 30188
(678) 494-4251
www.elmstreetarts.org/into-the-woods

Date: Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 2014

If you’ve seen the “South Park” episode “Broadway Bro Down,” you know that romantic partners who don’t enjoy musicals often score points with their partners by sitting through an evening of Sondheim. “Into the Woods” is a re-telling of Grimm fairytales in a thought-provoking and emotionally moving manner. Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of traditional musicals, you will find yourself involved in the story. Best of all, your date will be happy that you thought of her feelings in planning an evening she will remember. 

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Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on

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