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Aurora Theatre casting children for 'Les Misérables'

Aurora Theatre casting children for 'Les Misérables'

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -– The search is on! Aurora Theatre is seeking child actors to star in its annual production of Les Misérables.

With the help of Synchronicity Theatre, Aurora is looking to cast two young girls and one young boy to play young Gavroche, young Eponine and young Cosette. Auditions will be Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta.

Interested children must be or appear to be between the ages of 7 and 11, and should be no taller than 4 feet 8 inches. Girls of Asian or Pacific descent are suggested for the role of young Eponine.

RSVP to audition at casting@auroratheatre.com. Children should bring headshots and resumes, or recent pictures and summaries of experience (if headshot/resume are not available) to their auditions.

Big Kenney, Mo Arora, Kelly Spillman bring laughter to Aurora Comedy Nights

Big Kenney, Mo Arora, Kelly Spillman bring laughter to Aurora Comedy Nights

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Aurora Theatre is set to continue its highly successful Aurora Comedy Nights on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19.

Comedy enthusiasts are invited to spend an evening (or two) laughing and enjoying the reality-based humor of headliner Big Kenney, featuring the unique laughs of Mo Arora and Atlanta’s Top Comic semi-finalist Kelly Spillman. Katie Causey returns as host for this exciting two-night event that can’t be missed.

Shows will be at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $18 per person or with a Comedy Tix Pass at the box office, open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 East Pike Street in downtown Lawrenceville. Free parking is available in the city parking deck at 153 Crogan Street.

Visit auroratheatre.com for more information.

New musical coming to Aurora Theatre

New musical coming to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Aurora Theatre has revealed the next production in its Brand Signature Series.

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown was written by New York composers Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. It will run at the Aurora Theatre Thursday, Mar. 13 through Sunday, Apr. 6.

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The Lawrenceville theater provided this synopsis of the play:

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

Elton John concert coming to local movie theaters

Elton John concert coming to local movie theaters

(WXIA) -- Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano, a live broadcast of the legendary singer's current residency show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, will come to several Atlanta-area movie theaters for two nights only.

The concerts will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 18 and Wednesday, Mar. 26.

In addition to concert footage, Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of John's iconic 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Tickets to the concert screenings can be purchased at fathomevents.com.

Participating movie theaters include:

Regal North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta

AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead
3340 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.