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2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

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The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

(WXIA) -- Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was held at Madison Square Garden in April.

Those who missed this gathering of legendary guitarists can still experience it -- without leaving metro Atlanta.

A special film presentation of the festival will screen at several theaters on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It features behind-the-scenes footage and some of the best concerts from the two-day jam session.

Musicians featured in the film include Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Keith Urban and, of course, Eric Clapton.

"The Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival has long been one of the premiere events in music, and communities of fans nationwide will enjoy the ultimate concert experience on the big screen with amazing sound and front row seats," Dan Diamond, senior vice president of business development for NCM Fathom, said in a statement. Fathom will host the Aug. 13 film screenings.

'Les Misérables' coming to Aurora Theatre

'Les Misérables' coming to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- One of the most popular musicals of all time will make its way to the Aurora Theatre stage this month.

The Lawrenceville theater's production of Les Misérables will open Thursday, July 25 and run through Sunday, Sept. 8.

Les Misérables tells the classic story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who breaks his parole and spends his life dodging the persistent Inspector Javert. He becomes adoptive father to a little girl named Cosette and eventually arrives in Paris, where a student uprising is about to take to the streets.

Aurora Theatre is the very first local professional theater company to produce Les Misérables.

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $30 to $40. There will also be $20 Wednesday matinees on Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m.

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

ATLANTA -- A film of Josh Groban's February concert at New York City's Allen Room will return to metro Atlanta in July.

All That Echoes Artist Cut will be screened in select theaters on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. The movie includes the entire Feb. 4 concert, as well as a behind-the-scenes journey through production of Groban's sixth studio album, All That Echoes, and a Q&A session with the singer's fans.

"The event will include a lot of new footage, a huge amount of behind-the-scenes of the making of 'All That Echoes' and everything that went into it," Groban said in a statement. "If you weren't able to go last time, maybe you can come this time, and if you did go last time and you want to do it again, come bring a friend."

Gwinnett Braves award March grant to Aurora Theatre

Gwinnett Braves award March grant to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the month of March to the Aurora Theatre of Lawrenceville, GA. This month’s grant, intended to support organizations that promote art programs and education, will help Aurora Theatre in its purchase of a new portable sound system.

In 2011, the Aurora Theatre’s Academy and Conservatory launched an educational outreach program. With county schools cutting down music and art programs, the Aurora Theatre travels to local Gwinnett County Public Schools and educates through workshops and small traveling shows.   This season, the program will debut “Unnecessary Monsters,” an interactive play that will discuss the issue of bullying. With the help of the G-Braves, the play will reach a greater audience and avoid technical difficulties.

'The Drowsy Chaperone' coming to Aurora Theatre

'The Drowsy Chaperone' coming to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A five-time Tony Award-winning musical will grace the Aurora Theatre stage next month.

The Drowsy Chaperone will open Thursday, Mar. 14 and run through Sunday, Apr. 14.

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The Broadway sensation opened at New York City's Marquis Theatre in 2006 and went on to snag the Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score. The Drowsy Chaperone pays homage to the Jazz Age and its upbeat music, which kept spirits high during the Great Depression.

Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25 to $35.

Aurora Theatre hosts spring break camp

Aurora Theatre hosts spring break camp

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Can't make it to the beach for spring break?  Don't worry -- Aurora Theatre is bringing the beach to Lawrenceville.

The Aurora Theatre Academy will host a Drama Beach 2013 camp for students in grades 1-12.

Campers are invited to wear their favorite beach attire -- sunglasses, Hawaiian shirts, flip flops and so on -- as they participate in improv workshops and enjoy a cookout-style lunch.

Drama Beach 2013 will be held Wednesday, Apr. 10 for students in grades 1-5 and Thursday, Apr. 11 for grades 6-12. Both camps run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Each camp session costs $35.

Visit auroratheatre.com for more information or to sign up. The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 East Pike Street in downtown Lawrenceville.