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Center for Puppetry Arts announces new Jim Henson collection, expansion

Center for Puppetry Arts announces new Jim Henson collection, expansion

ATLANTA -- Center for Puppetry Arts officials announced details on the organization’s highly anticipated renovation and expansion plans.

The project, set to be completed in 2015, will include a new museum, with a Global Collection and the world’s most comprehensive collection of Jim Henson’s puppets and artifacts. Project highlights also include a new library and archival space, a renovated entryway and many other upgrades to existing spaces that will ultimately enhance the experience for Center for Puppetry Arts’ visitors.

Stan the Lovesick Snowman at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Stan the Lovesick Snowman at the Center for Puppetry Arts

ATLANTA -- Opposites attract in this charming tale of unrequited love. Stan the Lovesick Snowman plays at the Center for Puppetry Arts Jan. 2 – Feb. 2, 2014.  Stan’s adorable story begins after a chance encounter with a dog that has been sent outside in the wintry cold.  The dog tells the snowman about a warm stove inside the house, and with a “crack-crackle” in his heart, Stan falls in love with the wood-burning beauty.   The unlikely romance, doomed from the start, is only the beginning in this hilarious and heartwarming tale as Stan later discovers that a young snowwoman is swooning over him as well.

Adapted and directed by the Center’s artistic director, Jon Ludwig, Stan the Lovesick Snowman is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s short story “The Snow Man.” 

Newsies to make long-anticipated Atlanta premiere

Newsies to make long-anticipated Atlanta premiere

ATLANTA -- Newsies, the Tony Award-winning "critics' pick" Broadway musical smash, will play an exclusive premiere engagement at the Fox Theatre during the 2014/2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season.

Renewing subscribers of the 2013/2014 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series will be guaranteed their seats to the premiere Atlanta engagement of Newsies. More information is available at BroadwayInAtlanta.com.

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Broadway in Atlanta Mini-Season Packages available through Dec. 7

Broadway in Atlanta Mini-Season Packages available through Dec. 7

ATLANTA – Just in time for the holidays, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced a new way for theater lovers to experience three show-stopping Broadway sensations.

The 2013/2014 Mini-Season Package includes tickets to the Fox Theatre premiere of Disney’s The Lion King as well as Tony Award winners Once and Evita.

“The mini-season packages gives fans a taste of the season that will leave them wanting more,” said Russ Belin, vice president of Broadway in Atlanta. “It’s the ultimate holiday gift for every kind of theatre enthusiast, as it offers an unforgettable Broadway experience at the iconic Fox Theatre.”

'Motown the Musical' holding auditions in Atlanta

'Motown the Musical' holding auditions in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Motown the Musical will hold open auditions in Atlanta this weekend.

The auditions will be Sunday, Nov. 10 at the 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown. Sign-in begins at 10 a.m., while the auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Casting directors are looking for black men and women who can sing and dance. They also need black boys between the ages of 8 and 13 to play the roles of young Michael Jackson and Barry Gordy.

Get all the details at motownthemusical.com.

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

ATLANTA -- Many of metro Atlanta's most talented performers, directors and theater crew members descended on DeKalb County Monday night for the 2013 Suzi Bass Awards.

Every year, the Suzis honor the best theater productions in the area. Awards are given in two areas -- plays and musicals.

THE SUZI AWARDS | Meet this year's nominees
THE SUZI AWARDS | Who won last year?

The Aurora Theatre's staging of Les Misérables was one of this year's big winners. It took home five Suzi Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Suzi Awards to be held Monday

Suzi Awards to be held Monday

DECATUR, Ga. -- The 2013 Suzi Bass Awards ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County.

WHO'S NOMINATED? | Meet this year's Suzi Awards nominees

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Del Hamilton and Faye Allen, founders of 7 Stages Theatre. The duo started the Little Five Point theater company in 1979. Today, it's one of metro Atlanta's most popular and respected theaters.

RELATED | 7 Stages announces 2013-14 season

The winner of this year's Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award for an outstanding play penned by a local writer will also be revealed at Monday's ceremony.