Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A new improv camp has been added to the summer programs for kids and adults at the Norcross theatre company.
Lionheart Theatre Co. again will host two weeks of low-cost, fun and creative summer drama camps and classes. Lionheart is offering two separate sessions. From June 10 through June 14, the campers will sing, dance and act with a “Lion King” theme, and from June 17 through June 21, “Mary Poppins” is the theme. The Young Stars Camp for ages 4 through 7 is 10 a.m. to noon and costs only $75 per camper. The Spotlight Camp for ages 7-12 is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $150 per camper and $100 for siblings. Also from June 10 through 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m, The Improv Workshop for ages 10 through adult costs only $20. Students learn the basics of great and funny improv. The workshop culminates with a performance on Saturday, June 15, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The run at the Norcross community theatre includes special performances depicting author Harper Lee.
The beloved and society-shaking story of "To Kill a Mockingbird" opens at Lionheart Theatre Co. on April 26 and runs through May 12. Wrapped in warmth and humor, "To Kill a Mockingbird" challenges the social norms of the 1930s in the South—confronting themes of inequality, fairness, honesty, bravery and gender. The original Pulitzer-price-winning novel by Harper Lee is a staple in American classrooms. Atticus Finch, unforgettably portrayed by Gregory Peck in the 1962 Oscar-winning movie, is hailed as an American ideal of quiet strength, fairness, legal integrity and fatherhood. Gwinnett teacher, actress and playwright Joanie McElroy is directing the play. "'Mockingbird' is one of the greatest stories to have come out of one of America’s …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The opening of The Art House will be held Satuday, Jan. 5
Lionheart Theatre Company will celebrate the opening of The Art House as an arts, special events and arts education venue this Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. During the open house, visitors can contribute to expedition by creating a collage that will be on display through January. The open house also will include storytelling, live music, a play reading and art on display from local artists including artists from the Kudzu Art Zone, paintings rom the private collection and Ann Labaire and photography by local potographer Nancy Caldwell. Enjoy delicious cookies and hot cider prepared by SugarBees Bakery, locally owned by entrepreneur and culinary student Allie Carroll. Open House Schedule of events: Noon -3 p.m.: Collage making …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Jef Murray will unveil his 2013 calendar during the showing of "The Hobbit" at Lionheart Theatre in Norcross.
World-famous fantasy artist Jef Murray will be on hand at Lionheart Theatre Company’s live Sunday performance of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy adventure "The Hobbit" to sign his new 2013 Jef Murray Middle-Earth Calendar and show posters. Murray will be available before the Sunday show from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. and immediately following the show at 3:45 p.m. Fans can purchase calendars without attending the show and can also purchase autographed calendars at other shows. The calendars are $17 each and the posters are $5. Murray is generously sharing proceeds of the calendar sales with the non-profit community theatre. He also donated the artwork for the poster. Decatur-based Murray is an internationally known artist, author, and illustrator. His …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This holiday season don't miss the Norcross Players production of Charles Dickens' classic from Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 9.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Let your holiday entertainment start right here in Norcross! Grab the kids and take the family to see Norcross High School’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. The Norcross Players proudly presents this enduring story of the cold hearted, miserly Scrooge. The greedy protagonist, famous for his Bah! Humbugs!, is visited by apparitions who show Scrooge his ultimate fate for his lack of compassion, kindness and generosity. Watch the transformation and redemption of Scrooge as he moves through the story. Though you may have seen the tale many times, you’ll be riveted by seeing it through the eyes of Norcross High School students. The Norcross Players has a tradition of presenting stellar shows at an accessible …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Patch is giving away five pairs of tickets to see this play at the Aurora Theatre.
Fore! Actually, five. That’s how many pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see The Fox on the Fairway, playing now at the Aurora Theatre in Downtown Lawrenceville. Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway is a comedy about golf and a rivalry between two country clubs. Ludwig also wrote Moon Over Buffalo and Lend Me a Tenor. The winners will be able to go to a show of their choice between Thursday, May 24th and Sunday, May 27th. To enter, simply tell us why you like local theater in the comment section below. All eligible entries must be submitted by Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:59am. We'll randomly choose five winners from all of the commenters. Good luck!
Friday, April 6, 2012
Greater Atlanta Christian Schools holds two nominations for choreography and supporting actor in the Shuler Hensley Awards.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Greater Atlanta Christian Schools has been nominated in two categories for the Shuler Hensley Awards, also known as The Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards. Announced in a press release from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, GAC has been recognized for it's production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." The show has been nominated for the Choreography category, student Jacob Baker has been given a nod in the Supporting Actor category for his role as Gaston. GAC is among 42 high schools from 12 counties that have been nominated in the awards' 15 categories. The winners will be announced in a Tony Awards-style ceremony Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, located at 2800 Cobb …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Lionheart Theatre opens its latest production this Friday, March 23.
This Friday, March 23, opens Lionheart Theatre's production of "Enchanted April." Directed by Laurence Ruth, "Enchanted April" is a sweet, classic comedy that follows the stories of four English ladies who decide to escape their normal lives to find themselves. By doing so, they enrich their lives with the people around them. Their destination is a castle in Italy, replete with wisteria and sunshine. The play version of "Enchanted April" is a little different from the 1992 movie you may have seen. The play revolves around four ladies who run in different social circles that need a holiday, whether that be from a husband, the press or a house full of memories, and we follow them to Italy, and become entranced by the countryside's beauty and…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the man who led the FBI for decades.
He ruled the Federal Bureau of Investigation for decades, nosing around in the private lives of his enemies and friends. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in a Clint Eastwood directed film about the secret life of one of the most powerful men in the United States in the last century -- J. Edgar Hoover "J. Edgar" focuses on those closest to Hoover: mother Annie Hoover (Judi Dench), secretary Helen Gandy (Naomi Watts) and FBI associate director and Hoover companion Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). DiCaprio as an aging Hoover was a stretch at times. I had a hard time buying the 37-year-old DiCaprio as the old J. Edgar. That aside, the movie does a great job revealing the top cop's obsession with commies and radicals. The movie also portrays Hoover as a man…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau compiles comprehensive list of spooky activities.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Got your costume ready yet? Good, there are special Halloween activities happening all around Norcross--and Gwinnett County. Here's your guide to what's happening, when: Norcross, GA October 1-31 NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE GEORGIA ANTIQUE & DESIGN CENTER Norcross A walk-through dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters. Sun 7pm - 11pm, Mon-Thurs 7:30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 7pm-12am $22-$28 404-608-2484 www.fearworld.com October 7-8, 13-15 20-22, 27-31 NORCROSS GHOST TOURS DOWNTOWN NORCROSS Stroll with our Southern Spirits, costumed characters, who tell tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Mischievousness. Ticket booth located under Pavilion of Thrasher Park. 7pm (kids tour), 8pm, 9pm (adult/…