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Aurora Children’s Playhouse: St. Patrick’s Day Fun & More this March

Aurora Children’s Playhouse: St. Patrick’s Day Fun & More this March

LAWRENCEVILLE – (Aurora Theatre) Aurora Theatre has assembled the best children’s performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County in order to give parents and their children a chance to experience their artistry in our amazing facility in downtown Lawrenceville.

Aurora Children’s Playhouse has a special treat for St. Patrick’s Day weekend welcoming The Story Ship from Savannah with the amazing show Leaping Leprechauns on March 12 at 10:00AM. Leaping Leprechauns is a rollicking Irish show full of music, magic and interactive animation. Leaping Larry the Leprechaun steals all the rainbows of the world. Audience members must assist Story Ship creator Sean Driscoll to capture him, but it won’t be easy because Larry has a few tricks up his sleeve.

The Princess and the Pea, Y'all at the Aurora Theatre

The Princess and the Pea, Y'all at the Aurora Theatre

In their opinion, Aurora Theatre has assembled the best children’s performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County in order to give parents and their children a chance to experience their artistry in our amazing facility in downtown Lawrenceville.

During the winter months, parents are looking for more indoor activities for the family and Aurora Children’s Playhouse provides three amazing performances for families with young children. Beginning with an audience favorite, Lee Bryan –“That Puppet Guy” on January, 22 and his clever puppet show The Princess and the Pea, Y'all. Poking a little Southern-fried fun at the classic Hans Christian Andersen story with beautifully costumed hand puppets, “The Princess and the Pea, Y’all” is a delightful one-of-a-kind adaptation filled with sidesplitting slapstick comedy and witty word play.

Admission to this play is $7. The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike Street in Lawrenceville.

Larry Ruth, Aurora Theatre’s New Director of Education

Larry Ruth, Aurora Theatre’s New Director of Education

Lawrenceville, GA (December 3, 2010) – Aurora Theatre is delighted to announce the newest member of its full-time staff. Larry Ruth has been hired as Aurora Theatre’s Director of Education, having succeeded Susan Reid who established the department three years ago.

Larry Ruth brings extensive theatrical, academic, and corporate experience to Aurora Theatre. Mr. Ruth received his Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre directing at the University of Minnesota in 1988 and has directed theatrical productions across the nation. In addition to teaching, acting and directing at the university level, Mr. Ruth has also taught classes for middle school and high school students, and has coached many professional actors. As an educator, he has developed acting and directing curricula, started a radio theatre company, and created college orientation plays based on current student issues.

GCEHC hosts "Sustainable Gingerbread House" Contest

GCEHC hosts "Sustainable Gingerbread House" Contest

Who doesn’t love making gingerbread houses with the family or admiring the intricate works of “professional gingerbread house architects”? I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t. Can you?

Gwinnett County Environmental & Heritage Center (GCEHC) is challenging all local gingerbread architects to construct environmentally-sustainable homes as part of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center's, December Green Holiday program.  GCEHC will be hosting a Sustainable Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit. Designers will create environmentally-friendly houses out of edible materials that highlight sustainability and green building design. 

For people who want to enter the contest, at least three sustainable building elements must be portrayed in the design, such as solar panels, rain barrels, green roof, windmills, etc. Participants may use a traditional gingerbread recipe, a recipe for dog biscuits, bird seed cakes, or any other edible products.

Special Showing of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, December 11th

On Saturday, December 11th, the AMC Theatres and Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities and sensory issues a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. Sensory Friendly Films will continue with a showing of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  

Children or adults affected by autism may not understand the social boundaries of movie theatre etiquette, such as not talking during the film or sitting still through most of the show, so this setting is ideal for people with autism who wish to be comforted by others who also have autism.

Families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie.

The Aurora Theatre presents Christmas Canteen 2010, November 16th

It’s the wonderful time of year….again. The Aurora Theatre will brighten your holiday season with our original holiday musical spectacle Christmas Canteen 2010, which runs from November 26th until December 7th. The Christmas Canteen 2010 is Gwinnett County’s longest running theatrical holiday tradition combines the sentimentality of television Christmas Specials with the high energy of a USO variety show.

For the 7th year, Aurora Theatre will also be working with the United States Marine Corps and their annual Toys for Tots drive. The toy drive along with the Festival of Trees is an integral part of this event. The Festival of Trees, now in its 4th year, decks the halls of Aurora Theatre with holiday cheer. Over 20 trees, decorated by local businesses and organizations, will be on display, theses trees range from the whimsically clever to the breathtakingly spectacular.

Advance Screening of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” at Carmike 12 -Snellville, November 10th

AHOY! Sarah Palin fans, your prayers have been answered. TLC is hosting an advance screening of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” at Carmike 12 Theatres in Snellville.

This screening, which takes place on Wednesday, November 10th at 7p.m. will showcase Palin’s new documentary series that takes viewers into the country’s ‘final frontier’ through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens – Sarah Palin.

Viewers who would like to be given a sneak peak of highlights from this 8-part television event must register at http://TLC.vom/SPAlaska-Atlanta.

Carmike 12 is located at 1905 Scenic Highway in Snellville. Admission is free with a pass.