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Children's holiday productions come to Aurora Theatre

Children's holiday productions come to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Every December, Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville assembles some of the best children's performers in the area for series of family Christmas shows.

This year's Aurora Children's Playhouse productions will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the three Saturdays before Christmas.

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On Dec. 8, Wendy Bennett and her big green puppet will delight young audiences with songs and stories about the holiday spirit. There will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation during Sing Along with Santa, so children are encouraged to come ready to be part of the show.

'Spring Awakening,' 'Red' take top Suzi Awards

'Spring Awakening,' 'Red' take top Suzi Awards

ATLANTA -- Monday was a huge night for metro Atlanta theater, as the winners of the 2012 Suzi Bass Awards were announced at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County.

Some of the area's most talented actors, directors and techies walked away with Suzis, which are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions.

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The award for Outstanding Production of a Musical went to the Actor's Express staging of Spring Awakening, while Theatrical Outfit's Red won Outstanding Production of a Play.

One-man 'Christmas Carol' comes to Aurora Theatre

One-man 'Christmas Carol' comes to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- An Aurora Theatre tradition will return for the 2012 holiday season.

Anthony Rodriguez's one-man staging of A Christmas Carol will play at the Lawrenceville theater for three weeks, beginning Nov. 29.

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In this production, Rodriguez performs similar to the way Charles Dickens told his stories by the fireside in Victorian England. He uses different voices and mannerisms to bring all the beloved characters -- Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future -- to life.

This will be Rodriguez's sixth time staging the show.

Fight for the cause! Medieval Times launches breast cancer awareness campaign

Fight for the cause! Medieval Times launches breast cancer awareness campaign

A medieval company uses social media to raise awareness and funds to a modern-day cause

Hear ye! Hear ye! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and for the first time in company history, Medieval Times, Atlanta has joined the FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE! In an effort to build fan engagement while supportingbreast cancer awareness, the castle has committed to donate $1,000 to Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University once attaining 4,000 local Facebook page ‘Likes’ at https://www.facebook.com/MTatlanta

The virtues of knighthood demand a commitment to the community,” said the Atlanta Castle’s Marketing & Sales Manager, Katrina Stroup. “FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE allows the castle to give back, while simultaneously addressing an audience of passionate locals who wish to be involved in the community.”

Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Kid-centric event to include entertainment, vendors in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

DULUTH, Ga. -- The founders of the popular Atlanta’s Chef Expo and Atlanta Street Food Festival are excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Dynamic Kids Expo taking place on Saturday, October 13, at the Gwinnett Convention Center from noon to 6 p.m. Primed to become the premier children’s expo, showcasing the region’s most popular talent and vendors, the Dynamic Kids Expo will delight and entertain children and adults alike throughout the all-day festivities. Proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in support of its patients.

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

ATLANTA -- The nominees for this year's Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

The Suzi Awards are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions. This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, which scored 18 nominations.

Aurora's world premiere production of Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale had 15 nominations -- the most of any play or musical. Second place went to Spring Awakening at Actor's Express with 10 nominations, while two shows tied for a third-place seven nominations -- Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Gypsy and Theatrical Outfit's Red.

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

The video for Celebrate – from the motion picture SPARKLE featuring Jordin Sparks