We had two great shows Saturday at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center!  First, we read Paige Steadman’s ‘Pied Piper’s Holiday’ then we featured Matthew Trautwein on the guitar!  Next Up? Atlanta Radio Theatre in Stockbridge! December 7th & 8th!  ’An Atlanta Christmas’ benefits the center for the visually impaired! 

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From our recent Battleacts show!  Paige Steadman, the elegant lady on the left is having her first reading of her new play today at 4 in our reconfigured space!  Pictures to follow!  

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So, we’re getting ready for the Winter Holidays.  Matthew starts us off right next Friday and Saturday with concerts about Thanksgiving and then ARTC comes in to perform ‘An Atlanta Christmas’ in Stockbridge. 

Putting these two spaces together is a ton of work, but when YOU show up, it’s all worth it. 

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Hey Folks!  We’ve opened two new theaters! One in Stockbridge and one in Hapeville!  Opening is no easy trick, but now they are up!  Exciting things are happening!  ARTC, pictured above is performing Deceber 7 & 8 in Stockbridge and we’ll have BattleActs every month in Hapeville! 

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Another Theatre Shudders Its Doors Today.

The Ansley Park Playhouse is closing.  They are ending their run with Peachtree Battle, the show that started it all, and will be gone.  Several folks who you’ve seen in our main stage work, senior ensemble, and improv troupes have had parts in that show.  Now they won’t have a weekly gig, and Atlanta audiences will have one theatre which they can attend. 

If you don’t think this matters, look at the impact on the square in Marietta which the Theatre in the Square closing and Lyric moving.  It’s much easier to get a parking space or a restaurant reservation. 

We’re moving toward our southside destinationsm and will be helping to fill a need down there, but losing another theater in the central core is scary.  

Bon Voyage Ansley Playhouse!  Much success to John and everyone associated with Peachtree Battle.   

Tonight, Sunday, at 8 PM Collective 51 takes the stage at Onstage Atlanta, 2969 Ponce De Leon!  Tickets here!

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We may well end up operating this building as an intown smallbox even as we’re operating the Big Arts Center in Stockbridge.

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Our Last Shows Are Upon Us

We’re producing two more shows at the Academy and they’re both improv.  We’re going to miss our space and the people around it.  Tonight we’re doing BattleActs, which features 8 educators who will improvise to be the Champion.  Next Friday, Collective 51 performs. 

We need your help.  We need office space, storage space, and performance space.  If you know of some, call us at 404-474-8332.

In the mean time, buy tickets here.

This weekend, we’re hosting The Process Theatre & OnStage Atlanta’s production of ‘Designing Women Live!’.  People seem surprised by this. 

Here then are the Top 10 Reasons why we’re doing it!

10. We could not afford Ru Paul’s Dance Party Extravaganza!

9. They asked nicely

8. Because it’s a chance to have Amanda Cucher, Jo Howarth, and other Academy favorites back in our space

7. Because we know what it’s like to try to work with DeKalb County only to have the folks there update the changes they need pretty late in the process.

6. We’re excited about bringing the finest in Male Actresses to Avondale Estates.

5. Spencer Stephens is in the show, which gives our Center for Puppetry Arts friends another opportunity to come hang out!

4. Stuart Schleuse is in the show, and at some point, we’re hoping he’ll sing, which we all really want to hear!

3. 6 Shows will let us sell a lot of Chai… if you know what we mean…

2. Topher, TOpher, TOPHER!

1. Because if OnStage goes down, the entire theater community suffers. Be it the Academy, the Process, or theater fans everywhere, no OnStage means less work for actors, writers, and fewer fun affordable shows for you to see! 

Now if you don’t want to drag yourself out to the Academy this weekend, you can make a donation to OnStage by clicking here or to the Academy by clicking here!

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