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Gwinnett Braves to audition National Anthem singers

Gwinnett Braves to audition National Anthem singers

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves will hold auditions for performers and groups to sing the National Anthem at 2015 home games.

Auditions will be Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coolray Field. Those who cannot attend can schedule an alternate time by calling 678-277-0312.

Singers who have performed the National Anthem at past Gwinnett Braves games still must audition this weekend.

Visit milb.com for more information and to register for an audition time.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive NE in Lawrenceville.

'4000 Miles' to make Aurora Theatre debut

'4000 Miles' to make Aurora Theatre debut

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Picture this: an old-world grandmother, New Age grandson and a tiny New York apartment – what could possibly go wrong?

4000 Miles rolls into Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre next month. Dynamic writer Amy Herzog uses her own feisty grandmother’s experiences and stories to shape the character of elderly Vera in this altogether sensitive and comical story.

Audiences are invited to take a trip to New York City’s Greenwich Village and experience the implausible, yet beautiful relationship of two characters, as they embark on a journey to find their place in today’s world.

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Columbus-based Carmike Cinemas has become the first theater chain to decide not to show the upcoming Sony film "The Interview", according to both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday evening.

Carmike operates 2,917 screens in 278 theaters over 41 states, including nine theaters in metro Atlanta -- Athens, Cartersville, Canton, Conyers, Newnan, Snellville, Cumming, Hiram and southwest Atlanta.

Sony said earlier in the day Tuesday that they were moving ahead with plans to distribute the controversial comedy on Christmas Day, despite messages from hackers that appeared to threaten violence at theaters showing the film. The threats evoked the memory of 9/11, and suggested that violence of that sort would come to theaters and theater goers as a result of the film's going into wide release on Christmas weekend.

Aurora Theatre offering discounted season tickets

Aurora Theatre offering discounted season tickets

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Aurora Theatre is offering the ideal last-minute Christmas gift for theater lovers -- a deeply discounted Mini Season Ticket package.

For only $59.95 (down considerably from the original $180), Mini Season Ticket holders receive a flexible ticket to see three 2015 Aurora Theatre productions.

Shows included in the package are:

Les Misérables
Aurora's Suzi Bass Award-winning production of the timeless musical will return in January for an already sold out run.

The Explorers Club
This Victorian era comedy sees a female explorer challenge the scientific establishment. It will be staged in March.

'StinkyKids the Musical' combines laughs and lessons

'StinkyKids the Musical' combines laughs and lessons

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The perfect combination of entertainment and education, StinkyKids the Musical brings the humor of childlike innocence to Aurora Theatre, Oct. 8 through 24.

Based on the book series created by Atlanta mom Britt Menzies, the StinkyKids characters come alive from the page to the stage, where the “little stinkers” learn to make the right choices through childhood mistakes, all while attempting to follow the motto, “always be a good leader.” Co-produced with Synchronicity Theatre and co-directed by Jaclyn Hofmann and Justin Anderson, StinkyKids of all ages are invited to join the misadventures of Britt, Max, Skye, Jen, Johnny and Billy for this Theatre for Young Audiences performance.

'Clybourne Park' surfaces 50 years of wicked controversy

'Clybourne Park' surfaces 50 years of wicked controversy

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The brutally funny Clybourne Park engages audiences in an uncensored journey, revealing the challenges and controversies in one house spanning 50 years of societal changes. As part of Aurora Theatre’s 19th Season Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series, the darkly satirical Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy makes its metro Atlanta debut October 2-26.

Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Melissa Foulger, a fictional Chicago community is stuck in the discrimination of 1959, as nervous leaders of the well-appointed suburb attempt to stop the sale of a home to an African-American family. Post-intermission, the stage presents the same home five decades later with new characters played by the same actors, as jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold around millennial gentrification.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours return with hair-raising haunts

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours return with hair-raising haunts

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Ghoulishly good fun returns this fall with the annual Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at Aurora Theatre, through October 31. Directed by Cynthia Rintye and led by costumed storytellers, the living are invited to partake in a 90-minute spooky stroll to historical haunts, experiencing chilling tales of haunted history and paranormal activity in downtown Lawrenceville’s business district.

Free of grotesque effects and startling of patrons, metro-Atlanta’s most popular ghost tour focuses on vivid storytelling to capture the mysterious myths and legends of a moonlit walk through Honest Alley, the haunted jail and more devilish destinations.