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THE SEARCH CONTINUES
FAMILY BLOCK PARTY OCTOBER 9!
Since the beginning of September, over 120 kids from across metro Atlanta have come out to audition in our "Search for Ralphie."
Kicking off Labor Day weekend at the Decatur Book Festival, the search has taken Georgia Shakespeare from Imagine It! the Children's Museum of Atlanta and to downtown Duluth's Chocolate Perks, with Round One culminating at the Lenox Square Bloomingdale's just this past weekend... all to find the perfect kid for Ralphie Parker's pink bunny suit.
Round Two, the Semi-finals, take place Saturday, October 9
at Atlanta Parent's Annual Family Block Party
, held at Mercer University's Atlanta Campus. Join us as we choose our finalists. Semi-finalists will be posted at our website by Monday, October 4.
While you're there, check out Georgia Shakespeare's own Will Power Ensemble, who will be on hand in the Storytelling Area.
The "Search for Ralphie" finals will take place at the Conant Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 16. Check next month's Front Row Center to meet our Ralphie!
Georgia Shakespeare wishes to thank our 2010 sponsors
Summer Festival Sponsor
Shake at the Lake Sponsors
The Kendeda Fund
Charles Loridans Foundation
SHREW: the Musical Sponsor
SHREW: the Musical Media Sponsor
The Odyssey: a Journey Home Sponsor
The Odyssey: a Journey Home Supporting Sponsor
with additional support from
A Christmas Story Sponsor
|School is back in session and so is Georgia Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary Season. Actors are flooding the rehearsals halls, a set is coming together on stage, and our fall production The Odyssey: a Journey Home is preparing to set sail.|
Next week, we open our lobby doors once again for the world premiere of our original adaptation of Homer's epic tale of a soldier's homecoming.
But that isn't all that we have been cooking up these last few weeks! There are lots of exciting events on the horizon for fall, including another great night out at Woodfire Grill. We'll be celebrating Octoberfest Georgia Shakespeare-style with "The Taming of the Brew." Get ready to raise a pint to great theatre and indulge in a meal of epic proportions.
Plus, we have just completed Round One of our "Search for Ralphie" open auditions to find the young Atlanta actor who will don Ralphie Parker's signature horn-rimmed glasses when we bring the modern classic A Christmas Story to the stage this December. The Semi-Finals take place at Atlanta Parent magazine's annual family block party, which is right around the corner. While we are out searching, we are also keeping our eyes peeled for Ralphie's best pals...
Read ahead for more details on all of our fall happenings, and be sure to check out the Associate Artists corner this month as we congratulate our 2010 Suzi Bass Award nominees.
As always, thanks for being a part of Georgia Shakespeare.
| Carolyn Cook as Circe and Joe Knezevich as Odysseus in The Odyssey: a Journey Home. (Bill DeLoach)|
The Odyssey: a Journey Home
$12 Preview Tickets - October 7
Opening Night - October 8
Student Matinees begin October 6
This fall Georgia Shakespeare returns with an original adaptation of Homer's epic tale, The Odyssey.
In The Odyssey: a Journey Home
, adapted and directed by our own Richard Garner, this world premiere adaptation holds Odysseus' 10-year journey home from the Trojan Wars up against a kaleidoscope of our modern soldiers returning from war. As his wife and son await his return, Odysseus must battle the Cyclops, a six-headed monster, Sirens and other demons before landing on the shores of Ithaca. Bringing a modern relevance to this classic story, The Odyssey
proves that even after the war ends, the fight to get home continues.
Georgia Shakespeare intern Jacob Tadych has been following the rehearsal hall excitement. Check out his blog
for a unique insider's view of the play.Georgia Shakespeare is honored to be working with several local service groups to raise awareness about veterans, their challenges and their needs.
Join us on Saturday, October 23 at 4pm (?) for a free symposium focusing on the psychological issues facing today's veterans moderated by Christiane O'Hara of ArtReach's Project America. Also, we would like to thank the VA Hospital of Georgia for helping us distribute free Odyssey
tickets to veterans around the state.The Odyssey: a Journey
Home is the cornerstone of our Student Matinee Series
. To book your school, home school group, Boy Scout den, or veterans group, contact our education department
at 404.504.3422 or send an email
. Tickets on sale now! ONE DAY SALE OCTOBER 1 ONLY. ALL TICKETS 20% OFF! Buy online or call 404.264.0020VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ALSO AVAILABLE. CALL SARAH AT 404.504.3404 OR SEND AN EMAIL.
Celebrate Octoberfest with a little "Taming of the Brew."|
If you're a fool for our annual Fools for Love wine dinner, or just crazy about good beer and great food, then we have something just for you!
Georgia Shakespeare and Woodfire Grill are joining forces once again this season with Taming of the Brew
. Join us Monday, October 25
at 7:00 p.m. to toast the fall with some of the world's most exquisite brews expertly paired with four courses of Chef Kevin's Gillespie's mouthwatering fare!
The evening is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser. Get your tickets now, before they disappear! Tickets for "Taming of the Brew" are $100 each
with proceeds benefiting our production of The Odyssey: a Journey Home. Buy your tickets online
or call the Box Office at 404.264.0020.
aren't just for the movies!|
Get a sneak peek of our
Anniversary Fall Production at gashakespeare.org
Local film production company Captain Crazy Productions and director Chris Tsamblis have produced an incredible trailer for Georgia
Shakespeare's The Odyssey: a Journey Home... Check it out at our website in
the Sights & Sounds section along with video clips from the
performances of our recent Summer Festival.
Associate Artists Corner|
Congratulations to Georgia Shakespeare's 2010 Suzi Bass Award nominees! In addition to King Lear receiving a nod for Outstanding Production - Play, it also earned nominations for Associate Artists Sabin Epstein (Outstanding Director - Play), Tim McDonough (Outstanding Lead Actor - Play), and Christine Turbitt (Outstanding Costume Design-Play).
Shrew: the Musical also earned nominations. Not only did Associate Artists Joe Knezevich and Park Krausen each dance away with nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Musical categories, but it earned an Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical nomination for the Will Power Ensemble's Ann Marie Gideon as well as an Outstanding Costume Design - Musical nod for Associate Artist Doug Koertge.
Kudos also go out to our Associate Artists nominated for their work outside of Georgia Shakespeare: Daniel Thomas May, Tess Malis Kincaid, Sydney Roberts, Mike Post, Kat Conley (with two nominations!), Clay Benning (also two noms!), and our good friend Rob Dillard. The full list of nominees at suziawards.org.
The Suzi Bass Awards ceremony takes place Monday, November 8 at the Conant Performing Arts Center. Purchase tickets at the Suzi's website. While you're there, vote for Georgia Shakespeare for the Audience Choice Award. For a small donation to the Suzi Bass Awards, you can help us win the coveted Outstanding Season Award.
***********Associate Artist and Costume Designer Sydney Roberts and her fellow members of Chattanooga-based kirtan band NADA recently performed at a weekend Performing Art Event called HAPPENINGS in Rising Fawn, GA. NADA is comprised of 3 drums and a tabla, a
sitar, harmonium, and vocalists. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga, calling
the names of the Divine as vocal meditation. Hear a sample here on their facebook page.
***********Our own Allen O'Reilly has completed work on a feature film based on the Stephen King short story "Survivor Type." A release date is not set, but you can keep up with the news on this locally-produced feature and see the trailer at the film's official website.
's production of Night Blooms
, directed by
Associate Artist Karen Robinson
and penned by one of our favorite local playwrights, Margaret Baldwin runs now until October 24. The show also features the handiwork of Costume Designer Sydney Roberts.
Education News: Georgia Shakespeare's Will on Wheels partners with Young Audiences Atlanta|
Georgia Shakespeare is
pleased to announce our partnership with Young Audiences of Atlanta for the
2010-11 Will on Wheels tour. Young Audiences will be in charge of all of our
Middle and Elementary School tour performances and workshops throughout the
school year which include The Legend of the Sword in the Stone, American Tall
Tales! featuring Mark Twain and Global Celebrations: Holidays of Light! To see
a complete listing of Georgia Shakespeare's programming with Young Audiences,
|From our friends at Aurora Theatre...|
|Circumference of a Squirrel is a wild ride that incorporates an
inner-tube, a bagel, a donut, a lifesaver, a holiday wreath, a tire
swing and a
cycle of abuse smartly packaged in a darkly comic one-man show. At the
the action sits Chester, a man who spins this outlandish, funny
and bruising tale of growing up with an intolerant father who has a
for squirrels. |
Thomas May (GS Associate Artist: Shrew! The Musical, King
Performances are Thursday - Saturday
at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:30PM
Shakespeare patrons receive $5 off Circumference
of a Squirrel tickets
with Promo Code: Acorn
Order online and by Phone:
Discount may not be used in conjunction
with any other offer. Limit 4 per person, subject to availability -
For more about the
show and Aurora
Theatre visit: auroratheatre.com
the professional theatre in residence
at Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-2797
Box Office 404.264.0020