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Academy Theatre brings back A Christmas Carol

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Dan Brown and Steve Martin as Cratchit and Scrooge

For years A Christmas Carol has shared its timeless message of redemption and the spirit of Christmas. This December at Hapeville Elementary School watch the curtain rise and follow Ebenezer Scrooge, the lonely miser as he discovers joy, generosity, and the reason for the season.With ghosts, carolers, live music, and Charles Dickens himself The Academy Theatre is kicking off the Holiday Season with a show the whole family will love.

Lynna Schmidt, Director of Christmas Carol says, “This is a lovely, family friendly production. We hope you will join this outstanding cast as we celebrate the holiday season and learn what the true meaning of Christmas is for Mr. Scrooge. Happy Holidays from our family to yours.”

This is Academy Theatre’s second annual presentation of Schmidt’s adaptation. Most of the beloved cast from last year’s show will be returning to the stage, including Dan Brown, who plays Charles Dickens and Bob Cratchit, and Steve Martin, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge. Academy Theatre invites you to enjoy this time honored favorite and make reservations now.

The City of Hapeville, the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade, and the Academy Theatre have entered into a public/private partnership to serve the citizens of Hapeville. The City of Hapeville and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade are official sponsors of the Academy Theatre’s programming in Hapeville.

This show has been sponsored in part by Porche. Academy Theatre’s programming for the 2015-2016 season is sponsored in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts.

What: Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol”

Who: Academy Theatre, directed and adapted by Lynna Schmidt

Where: Hapeville Elementary School

When: Dec. 4 through 20, 2015 . Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

Tickets: $20 at the door, $17 online at http://academychristmascarol.brownpapertickets.com/.

For more information please call the Academy Theatre at 404-474-8332 or visit www.academytheatre.org.

ACADEMY THEATRE PRESENTS “THE SUNRISE OF AIDS”

"The Sunrise of AIDS", an original production about aging and HIV, opens Nov. 7 in Hapeville.

“The Sunrise of AIDS”, an original production about aging and HIV, opens Nov. 7 in Hapeville.

Combining community outreach and creativity, Academy Theatre does it again with its world premiere of The Sunrise of AIDS. This production has been created by a professional ensemble of actors, playwrights, and educators under the leadership of Robert Drake, the Artistic Director of The Academy Theatre. After debuting at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center and the Stockbridge Community Arts the show will go on tour.

SunriseRehearsal1The story tells of a granddaughter and friend who are too shy to ask their mother about getting tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Grandma not only takes them but volunteers to be the first to take the test. When she’s the one that’s positive, the family must examine the effect it will have on them.
“According to the CDC People aged 55 and older accounted for one-quarter of all Americans living with HIV, that makes this show not only relevant but necessary.” says Brenda Porter, who is the dramaturg for the project and Artistic Director of Impact Theatre Atlanta.

“Creating new works has been a part of The Academy since inception,” says Lorrene Fey, Managing Director of The Academy. “I am excited The National Endowment for the Arts continues to support us bringing meaningful, new work to our communities.”

Due to language and content, this show is not suitable for young audiences.

The City of Hapeville, the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade, and the Academy Theatre have entered into a public/private partnership to serve the citizens of Hapeville. The City of Hapeville and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade are official sponsors of the Academy Theatre’s programming in Hapeville.

The City of Stockbridge and Stockbridge Downtown Development Authority have entered into a public/private partnership with Academy Theatre to serve the citizens of Stockbridge. The City of Stockbridge and the Stockbridge Downtown Development Authority are official sponsors of the Academy Theatre’s programming in Stockbridge.

Academy Theatre’s programming for the 2015-2016 season is sponsored in part by the Henry County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Sunrise of AIDS is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Who: Academy Theatre
What: Sunrise of AIDS, created by the Academy Theatre
When: Nov. 7 through 15 in Hapeville
Nov. 21 and 22 in Stockbridge
Friday/Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
Where: Hapeville Performing Arts Center
599 N. Central Ave.
Hapeville, GA 30354
Tickets available at http://sunrise-hape.bpt.me
Stockbridge Community Arts Center
146 Burke St.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Tickets available at http://sunrise-stock.bpt.me
How Much: $17 in advance, $20 at the door.

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! 

http://www.academytheatre.org/2013/11/25/we-had-two-great-shows-saturday-at-the-hapeville/

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!  

http://www.academytheatre.org/2013/11/23/from-our-recent-battleacts-show-paige-steadman/

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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. 

http://www.academytheatre.org/2013/11/16/so-were-getting-ready-for-the-winter-holidays/

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! 

http://www.academytheatre.org/2013/10/20/hey-folks-weve-opened-two-new-theaters-one-in/

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!

http://www.academytheatre.org/2013/08/11/tonight-sunday-at-8-pm-collective-51-takes-the/

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

http://www.academytheatre.org/2013/08/07/we-may-well-end-up-operating-this-building-as-an/

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